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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 11 August 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 24 August 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 9 September 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-137 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle Theater, LCT Flotilla Ten and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation 9 to 15 July 1943 Invasion of Southern France 15 August to 25 September 1944
    West Coast of Italy operations
    Anzio-Nuttuno advanced landings, 22 January to 14 February 1944
    Elba and Pianosa landings, 17 June 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • LCT(5)-137 earned three battle stars for World War II service
  • Returned, 7 January 1947, to the US State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • Sold in June 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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    Elizabeth C Stanton
    243k USS Elizabeth C. Stanton (AP-69) at anchor off Gela, Sicily during Operation Husky transferring ammunition and supplies to LCT(5)-137 for US forces ashore. Elizabeth C. Stanton completed unloading at 1525 hrs. 12 July 1943 and then supported anti-aircraft defence of the area until underway for Algiers, Algeria at 1735 hrs with Task Group 81.2.
    Ref. - USS Elizabeth C. Stanton - War Diary, 7/1-31/43. National Archives.
    Photo - TimeLife. I.D. Time_Life_image 110616588 by J.R. Eyerman. For personal non-commercial use only.
    David Upton
    374k LCT(5)-137 and LCT(6)-610 with two British LCTs at Elba in October 1944,
    Photo - TimeLife. I.D. Time_Life_image 116717949 by Carl Mydans. For personal non-commercial use only.
    David Upton

    There is no history available for LCT(5)-137 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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