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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

LCT(5)-445 was transferred under terms of the Lend-Lease Act to the United Kingdom
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down in September 1942 at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden N.J.
  • Launched in September 1942
  • Place in service in September 1942, at Philadelphia, PA.
  • During World War II LCT(5)-445 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943

  • Placed out of service and transferred to the Royal Navy, 6 June 1944
  • Redesignated HM LCT(5)-2445 and transported via LST to the China-India-Burma Theater of the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign to ferry supplies from Calcutta to Chittagong
  • Returned to US Naval custody, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-445 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.
    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. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-445/A2445 817k LCT(5)-445 landing troops of the 39th Field Artillery, 3rd Division at the Mondragone sector, Italy, during a practice landings, 31 July 1944.
    US National Archives photo # III-SC 192678, a US Army Signal Corps photo by Harris, 163rd Signal Photo Company.
    Dave Kerr
    LCT-445/A2445 35k LCT-2445 on the beach at Calcutta in 1944. She was on the beach to weld a crack in her hull. Photo by Roger C. Morris LCT(5)-2445
    LCT-445/A2445 20k

    There is no history record of LCT(5)-445 / LCT-2445 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Roger C. Morris, crew contact
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    The Official Home Page of the World War II LCT Flotillas

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