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Lost to enemy action, 7 June 1944

Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-489


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (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, 16 October 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 21 October 1942
  • Delivered, 2 November 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-489 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 Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 and 7 June 1944

  • Sunk by enemy action off Utah Beach, Normandy, 7 June 1944 while enroute to her assigned landing area, Tare Green Beach
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • LCT(5)-489 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-503 210k Various LCTs including LCT(6)-503, LCT(5)-409 and LCT(5)-489 probably at NAB Solomons, MD. while undergoing training, circa 1943. John DeNoma
    Joseph T. Dickman 237k LCT-489 in the center background, behind Rhino Barge RB-24 which is loaded with ambulances, at an English port, probably 4 or 5 June 1944. In the foreground, astern of an unidentified LCI, are several LCVPs including LCVP 13-22 belonging to USS Joseph T. Dickman (APA-13) loaded with infantry on there way to the ship for the cross channel ride. Manuel Provence

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT(5)-489 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

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