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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 (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, 22 October 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
Launched, 27 October 1942
Delivered, 5 November 1942
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(5)-495 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)-495 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 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)-495 sails past the Royal Navy Trawler
HMMS Loch Park (FY-1835). Originally built in 1917, as HMS
John Brooker, the trawler was re-acquired by the Royal Navy in 1940. This photo was taken during the rehearsals for the Normandy Invasion, circa spring 1944.
LCT(5)-495 has a cargo of trucks, and is towing a small barrage balloon. Note canoe on her deck.
United States National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-K-14398
||LCT(5)-495 approaching the coast of France, 7 June 1944.
There is no history for LCT(5)-495 available at Navsource
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Last Updated 16 March 2018
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