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Landing Craft Tank (Rocket)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 14 September 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.
Launched, 18 September 1942
Delivered and placed in service, 26 September 1942
Modified and redesignated Landing Craft Tank (Rocket) LCT(5)(R)-448 prior to the Invasion of Normandy
During World War II LCT(5)-452 / LCT(5)(R)-452 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|Sicilian occupation, 9 to 15 July 1943
||Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 9 September 1944
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT(5)-452 / LCT(5)(R)-452 earned three battle stars 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. Ships' service generator
three propellers, 675shp
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||LCT(5)-452 and LCT(5)-204 beached during landing operations at Scoglitti, Sicily during July 1943.
US Navy photo.
||LCT(5)-452 in the left center middle distance of this photo of
Mediterranean Invasion Rehearsals in July 1944. Allied soldiers and vehicles wait to be loaded prior to a practice landing held near Mondragone, Italy, 31 July 1944. Note the waterproofing installed on the "Sherman" tanks in the foreground. LCVPs in the center are from USS Oberon (AKA-14).
US Army photo # SC 192818 from the Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
|US Naval Historical Center
There is no DANFS history record for LCT(5)-452 / LCT(5)(R)-452 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
Last Updated 7 February 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|