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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:
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
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 and 25 June 1944
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)-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.
||LCT(5)-474 under way off Slapton Sands, during D-Day rehearsals in 1944.
A National Archives film image.
US National Archives
Photo No. 80-G-252657
||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
US National Archives
Photo No. 80-G-252655
There is no history available for LCT(5)-474 at NavSource
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Last Updated 16 March 2018
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