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Lost to enemy action, 7 June 1944
Landing Craft Tank
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
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.
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. Ships' service generator
three propellers, 675shp
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||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
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
Last Updated 7 February 2014
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