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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 21 June 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 21 July 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 3 August 1942
  • Late in the war LCT-403 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Forty One, LTjg. G. E. Timson Jr. USNR;
    LCT Group One Hundred Twenty-Two
  • Following World War II LCT-403 was assigned to China service from 22 March to 7 June 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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
    one single 20mm AA gun mount
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
    three Grey Marine Diesels engines three propellers, 675shp

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    LCU-401 68k LCT-403 beached, probably on one of the Great Lakes. Note the decoy LCT on the beach. Built by Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. at Akron, Ohio, these decoys were deployed on British beaches in southeast England as part the imaginary forces of the phantom First US Army Group, under the command of Lt. Gen. George S. Patton.The First US Army was created to make the Germans believe the invasion of Europe would come through the Pas de Calais instead of Normandy. Photo by Philippe Gonzales

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-403 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 7 June 2013