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Landing Craft Tank (Rocket)
LCT(5)(R)-452
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LCT(5)-452


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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    5,000 RP-3 60 lb rockets
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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-452 330k LCT(5)-452 and LCT(5)-204 beached during landing operations at Scoglitti, Sicily during July 1943.
    US Navy photo.
    Tom Kermen
    LCT-452 85k 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

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 7 February 2014