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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-475


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 7 June 1944, Normandy)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal



LCT-475 was transferred to the United Kingdom circa 1950s
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 3 October 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 8 October 1942
  • Delivered, 20 October 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-475 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
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-475 earned one battle star 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
    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-475 73k LCT(5)-475 approaching the coast of France with Naval gunfire support, 7 June 1944 Ron Swanson, LCT Flotillas WW2, Newsletter editor-researcher
    LCT-475 95k LCT(5)-475 landing troops on Utah Beach, Normandy, 7 June 1944.
    US Army Signal Corps photo # SC 190405 from the US Army Signal Corps Collection in the U.S. National Archives.
    Gerd Matthes
    LCT-475 99k LCT(5)-475 underway, loaded with vehicles and other equipment, date and location unknown. Ron Swanson, LCT Flotillas WW2, Newsletter editor-researcher

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT(5)-475 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