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Lost to enemy action, 7 June 1944

Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-443


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 7 June 1944, Invasion of Normandy)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 5 September 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 10 September 1942
  • Delivered, 19 September 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-443 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Four, LCDR Louis E. Hubbard and participated in the following campaign:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 and 7 June 1944

  • Sunk by enemy action off Utah Beach, Normandy, 7 June 1944 while enroute to her assigned landing area, Tare Green Beach
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • LCT(5)-443 earned one battle star 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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    LCT-583 60k Abandoned LCT(5)-443 in the center distance and LCT(6)-592 at far left lays stranded by low tide on the Normandy beach, 15 June 1944 while a US Army mobile crane lifts supplies from LCT(6)-583 to a truck.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-253000, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    Ron Swanson

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT(5)-443 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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