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Lost to enemy action in June 1944
Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row -Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive 6 June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 11 September 1942, at Darby Products of Steel Plate Corp. Kansas City, KS.
Launched, 10 October 1942
Delivered and placed in service, 11 November 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-305 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotillas 18, Group 53, LCDR. A. Hayes and
participated in the following campaign:
LCT(5)-305 transported 2nd Platoon, D Battery 197th AAA AW (SP) Battalion, Platoon under the command of LT. Meday, USA to the Normandy beachhead
Final Disposition, destroyed during the Invasion of Normandy, June 1944
Struck from the Naval Register, 30 March 1945
LCT(5)-305 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
||Invasion of Normandy - Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944
Displacement 285 t.(fl)
Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
Beam 32' 8"
limiting 3' 6"
max.navigational 3' 6"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
two .50 cal. machine guns
wheelhouse 2 1/2"
gun shields 2"
Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' service generator
three propellers, 675shp
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||LCT(5)-305 and USS LCI(L)-320 training for the
Normandy invasion at Slapton Sands, near Dartmouth, England, date unknown.
Official US Coast Guard photo.
||LCT(5)-305 on the beach at Normandy with her back broken, date unknown.
||Eugene Coughenour SM/1c USNR V6, USS LST-7
There is no history available for LCT(5)-305 at Navsource
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U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 12 January 2018
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