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Landing Craft Flak
LCF(3)-14


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - (1) World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 4) (Modified):
  • Laid down, date and location unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Assigned to the US Navy under the Lend-lease agreement, prior to the Invasion of Normandy
  • Placed in service as LCF(3)-14, date unknown
  • During World War II LCF(3)-14 was assigned to the Europe-Africa Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944
  • Returned to the Royal Navy, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCF(3)-14 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 455 t.
    Length 159' 1"
    Beam 31'
    Draft 3' 6" fwd, 7' 6" aft
    Speed 11½ kts.
    Complement
    Crew 13
    Gun Crew 68
    Armor 20-lb. DIHT protective plating or 2.5" plastic to bridge and gun deck
    Armament
    two twin 4" dual purpose gun mounts
    three single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity 40 tons Diesel oil
    Endurance 2,000 mi @ 10 kts
    Propulsion
    three Paxman 500hp Diesel engines
    three shafts

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    LCF-14 162k HM LCF(3)-14 is in the foreground as USS Brooklyn (CL-40) bombarding during the initial landing at Anzio, 22 January 1944. Photographed from USS Frederick C. Davis (DE-136).
    US National Archives, Photo No.80-G-223490, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history record for LCF(3)-14 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Last Updated 10 March 2017