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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 June 1944, 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, 2 October 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 8 October 1942
  • Delivered, 19 October 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-474 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater; LCT Flotilla Four LCDR Louis E. Hubbard and participated in the following campaign:

    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)-474 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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
    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-3 73k LCT(5)-474, LCT(5)-3 and LCT(6)-526 unload trucks at Slapton Sands, on the southeast coast of Devon, during one of the many rehearsals for D-Day. Robert Hurst
    LCT(5)-3 52k LCT(5)-474 under way off Slapton Sands, during D-Day rehearsals in 1944.
    A National Archives film image.
    Bill Brinkley
    US National Archives
    Photo No. 80-G-252657
    150k LCT(5)-474 and a tug alongside the partially sunk Liberty ship SS Charles Morgan off Utah Beach, 10 June 1944. Charles Morgan had been hit in her after hatch earlier that day by a German bomb.
    US National Archives, Photo No.'s 80-G-252657 and 80-G-252655
    Mike Green
    US National Archives
    Photo No. 80-G-252655

    There is no history available for LCT(5)-474 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 16 March 2018