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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-415


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Normandy)
Botto Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 1 August 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 10 August 1942
  • Delivered 25 August 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-415 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 to 25 June 1944
    Salerno landings, 9 to 21 September 1943  

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-415 earned three battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LST-415 86k LCT(5)-415 and LCT(5)-434 off the coast of England standing by in the rendezvous area, with barrage balloons, 6 June 1944.
    A US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Ron Swanson, LCT Flotillas WW2, Newsletter editor-researcher

    There is no DANFS history record available for LCT(5)-415 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 February 2014