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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
LCT(5)-450 was Lend-Lease to the UK prior to the Invasion of Normandy
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down in September 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.
Launched in September 1942
Delivered and placed in service in September 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-450 / LCT(5)(R)-450 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
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943 [LCT(5)-450]
||Invasion of southern France, 15 to 16 August 1944 [LCT(5)(R)-450]
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944 [LCT(5)(R)-450]
Placed out of service prior to the Invasion of Normandy and transferred to the United Kingdom under terms of the Lend-Lease Act
Converted to an LCT(Rocket). redesignated LCT(5)(R)-2450
Reverse Lend-Lease to the US Navy circa May 1944 and redesignated Landing Craft Tank (Rocket) LCT(5)(R)-450
During the Invasion of Normandy LCT(5)(R)-450 was assigned to the Omaha Beach Gunfire Support Craft Group, Captain Sabin USN
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT(5)-450 earned one battle star as LCT(5)-450 and two battle stars as LCT(5)(R)-450 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
5,000 RP-3 60 lb rockets
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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There is no DANFS history record for LCT(5)-450 / LCT(5)(R)-2450 / LCT(5)(R)-450 available 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
Combined Operations Command - US Navy Landing Craft Tank (Rocket)
Last Updated 14 February 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|