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Lost to enemy action in June 1944

Landing Craft Tank
LCT-305


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 (1) - 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-305 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotillas 18, Group 53, LCDR. A. Hayes, in command and participated in the following campaign:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy - Omaha Beach, 6 June 1944
    Transported 2nd Platoon, D Battery 197th AAA AW (SP) Battalion, Platoon Commander LT. Meday
  • Final Disposition, destroyed during the Invasion of Normandy in June 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 March 1945
  • LCT-305 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 286 short tons
    Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 3'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 13
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft
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    LCI(L)-320 252k LCT-305 and USS LCI(L)-320 training for the Normandy invasion at Slapton Sands, near Dartmouth, England, date unknown.
    Official US Coast Guard photo.
    Mike Green
    LCT-205 141k LCT-305 on the beach at Normandy with her back broken, date unknown. Eugene Coughenour SM/1c USNR V6, USS LST-7

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT-305 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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