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Lost during amphibious operations off the coast of northern France, 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 (1) - 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-413 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT (5) Flotilla 18, LCDR. A. Hayes, in command and participated in the following campaign:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, June 1944
  • Lost during amphibious operations off the coast of Normandy, June 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 May 1945
  • Final Disposition sunk off the Normandy beachhead in June 1944
  • LCT-413 earned on battle star for World War II service
    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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    LCT-413 112k LCT-413 underway 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 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-149; British LCT-2043 (marked "U.S."); British LCT-1024; LCT-413 and LCT-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 DANFS history available for LCT-413 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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