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Landing Craft Flak

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
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-14, date unknown
  • During World War II LCF-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 to 25 June 1944
  • Returned to the Royal Navy, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCF-14 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 455 t.
    Length 159' 1"
    Beam 31'
    Draft 3' 6" fwd, 7' 6" aft
    Speed 11½ kts.
    Crew 13
    Gun Crew 68
    Armor 20-lb. DIHT protective plating or 2.5" plastic to bridge and gun deck
    two (quick firing) QF 2-pounder pom pom (40mm [1.6 in] British autocannon) gun mounts
    ten double 20mm Oerlikon gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity 40 tons Diesel oil
    Endurance 2,000 mi @ 10 kts
    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 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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    Combined Operations
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    Last Updated 17 May 2019