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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 6 and 7 June 1944, Invasion of Normandy)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 18 September 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
Launched, 23 September 1942
Delivered, 2 October 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-457 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater; LCT Flotilla Four, LCDR Louis E. Hubbard, and participated in the following campaign and British operation:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 and 25 June 1944
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
LCT(5)-457 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)-457 beach at Slapton Sands, England, 10 February 1944.
US National Archives Film still
There is no history available for LCT(5)-457 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 2 March 2018
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