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Lost to enemy action, 7 June 1944

Landing Craft Tank

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
    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-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 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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