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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.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    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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    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)
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