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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-473 / LCT(R)-473
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 3 October 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.
Launched, 7 October 1942
Delivered and placed in service, 17 October 1942
Modified and redesignated Landing Craft Tank (Rocket) LCT(R)-473
During World War II LCT(R)-473 was assigned to the European Theater and participated in the:
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
- Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944
Assigned to the Omaha Beach Gunfire Support Craft Group, Captain Sabin USN in command
Displacement 286 short tons
Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 8 August 2006
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