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Lost due to grounding off the coast of Salerno, 29 September 1943

Landing Craft Tank
LCT-342


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 5 October 1942, at Decatur Iron & Steel Co., Decatur, AL.
  • Launched, 23 October 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 24 November 1942
  • During World War II LCT-342 was assigned to the European Theater LCT Flotillas 10 and participated in the following campaigns:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation 10 July 1943 Salerno landings 9 September 1943

  • Lost due to grounding off the coast of Salerno, Italy, 29 September 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • LCT-342 earned two battle stars 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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