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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)-439 was Lend-Lease to the UK and reverse Lend-Lease
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down in September 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.
  • Launched in September 1942
  • Delivered, 30 September 1942, and transferred to the United Kingdom under the Lend Lease Act, redesignated HM LCT-2439
  • During World War II LCT-2439 served in the Royal Navy in the Mediterranean Area
  • Returned to the US Navy in May 1944 and redesignated LCT(5)-439
  • During World War II LCT(5)-439 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
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 February 1946
  • LCT(5)-439 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • 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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    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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