Location: Oswego, NY 13126 Oswego County
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N 43° 27.855', W 76° 30.958'

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Major Elisha K. Henson

—A National Historic Landmark —

The LT-5 is an ocean going harbor tug, built in 1943 at the Jakobsen Shipyard. Oyster Bay, New York, specifically to serve in the European Invasion. Serving under the United States Army Transportation Corps, she was one of the many support vessels that towed barges of ammunition and supplies in convoys across the English Channel to the beaches of Normandy in 1944.

FROM HER LOG, 1944...
June 6, Left Exmouth with convoy
June 7, Sighted French coast, dropped anchor, awaited orders
June 8, Experienced repeated air raids
June 9, 20:30 hours, Planes overhead! Everyone shooting! Starboard gunner got a F.W. (Focke Wulfe). Left barges tied to sunken LST and proceeded away from beach.

As indicated by the kill mark on her stack, the gunner shot down the enemy plane using one of two 50-caliber machine guns, located off the top deck. For her valor during WWII, the LT-5 received the battle ribbons displayed above the Pilothouse.

After the war, she was renamed the John F. Nash and served as a harbor tug under the US Army Corps of Engineers for over forty years on the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway.

Retired in 1989, the LT-5 was acquired by the Port Authority in 1991 and is maintained and operated by the H. LEE WHITE MARINE MUSEUM.

The LT-5 is THE

LAST remaining vessel of its type associated with the D-Day Landings.


Length - 114'
Depth - 12.5'
Beam - 25'
Gross Tonnage - 249'
Hull - steel
Crew - 11
Displacement - 306'lt
Horsepower - 1200 BPH
Max Speed - 13 MPH
Engine -
8 cylinder enterprise
diesel engine
HM NumberHM28CS
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, June 11th, 2018 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 377369 N 4813487
Decimal Degrees43.46425000, -76.51596667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 43° 27.855', W 76° 30.958'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds43° 27' 51.3" N, 76° 30' 57.48" W
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Area Code(s)315
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 33 W 1st St, Oswego NY 13126, US
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