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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, 10 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.
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(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.
||LCT(5)-2445 on the beach at Calcutta, India prior to being turned over to the United Kingdom in 1943. She was on the beach to weld a crack in her hull.
||Photo by Roger C. Morris LCT(5)-445
There is no history record of LCT(5)-445 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
Last Updated 28 February 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|