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Lost during amphibious operations off the Normandy beachhead, June 1944

Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 30 July 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp/, Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 8 August 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 22 August 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-413 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT(5) Flotilla Eighteen, LCDR. A. Hayes, and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation, 9 to 13 July 1943 Invasion of Normandy, June 1944
    Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943  
  • Final Disposition, lost during amphibious operations off the coast of Normandy in June 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 May 1945
  • LCT-413 earned three 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.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    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. Ship's service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    Size Image Description Contributed
    LCT-413 278k LCT(5)-413, LCT-153 and USS LST-389 beached at Sicily, 1943
    US Atlantic Fleet Command photo # AGC-4-558
    Dave Kerr
    LCT-413 112k LCT(5)-413 under way off the coast of Italy, date unknown. Gerd Matthes
    LCT-149 88k View of "Omaha" Beach following emplacement of the "Gooseberry" breakwater of sunken ships, circa mid-June 1944. Construction operations are underway in the foreground, with two bulldozers at work. The old British battleship HMS Centurion, sunk as part of the breakwater, is visible in the center. Landing craft present at or near the shoreline include (from center to left): LCT(5)-149; British LCT(A)-2043 (marked "U.S."); British LCT-1024; LCT(5)-413 and LCT(6)-611. The British LCT-1024 is somewhat off shore, in the right center, headed toward the right. This view forms the left half of a panorama.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-258260 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center web site

    There is no history available for LCT(5)-413 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

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