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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

LCT(5)-423 was Lend-Lease to the UK and Reverse Lend-Lease back to the US
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down in August 1942 at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden N.J.
  • Launched in August 1942
  • Delivered in August 1942
  • Transferred, 12 September 1942, to the United Kingdom, under the Lend-Lease program, redesignated HM LCT-2423
  • During World War II LCT-2423 served in the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean Area
  • Armor plating added in early 1944 in the United Kingdom prior to Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy, redesignated LCT(A)-423
  • Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy circa May 1944
  • During World War II LCT(A)-423 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944 Invasion of southern France, 15 to 16 August 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • LCT(a)-423 earned two battle star for World War II service
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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    LCT(R)-423 113k LCT(A)-423 crew photo, date and location unknown. (Jack A. Nicholas is 4th from the left in the bottom row.) Mark Nicholas for his father Jack A. Nicholas LCT(5)(R)-423
    LCT(R)-423 94k LCT(A)-423 crew members working on the rocket launchers, date and location unknown. Mark Nicholas for his father Jack A. Nicholas LCT-2423

    There is no history record for LCT(5)-423 / LCT-2423 / LCT(A)-423 available 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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