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Sunk by a mine, 6 June 1944 off Normandy
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 Normandy)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 28 June 1942, at Decatur Iron & Steel Co., Decatur, IL.
Launched, 9 August 1942
Delivered and placed in service, 29 August 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-332 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Eighteen, LCDR. A. Hayes
and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
||Invasion of Normandy 6 June 1944
Final Disposition, sunk by a mine, 6 June 1944 off Normandy
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(5)-332 earned two battle stars for World War II service
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)-332 ready to be unloaded from the main deck of USS LST-382 at Portsmouth, England, circa 1943-44.
Image from the National Archives Tape No. 68-1550.
||LCT(5)-332 being unloaded from the main deck of USS LST-382 at Portsmouth, England, circa 1943-44.
US Navy photo from "D-Day In Photographs by Portsmouth City Council," The History Press. ISBN 978 7524 7479 3
||LCT(5)-332 aground and beached at Normandy, June 1944.
||Richard Fox, WWII LCT web site
||The hulk of LCT(5)-332 abandoned on the beach at Normandy, circa 1944.
||Jeff Card for his grandfather Melvin Downing MoMM 3c LCT-638
There is no history for LCT(5)-332 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 19 January 2018
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