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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)- 16

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, 8 August 1942, at Manitowoc Ship Building Co. Manitowoc, WI.
  • Launched, 31 August 1942
  • Delivered, 24 September 1942
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(5)-16 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    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 - 1944
    Anzio-Nettuno advanced landings, 2 to 15 February 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • LCT(5)-16 earned three battle stars for World War service
  • Delivered, 5 June 1947 to the War Shipping Administration
  • Sold, 5 June 1947, to Toth Transportation Co., Toledo, OH., as a dredge, named Li'Rock (ON 253871)
  • Resold in 1967 to Esco Dredge & Fill Corp., Wilmington, DE.
  • Resold in 1972 to Erie Sand & Gravel Co., Erie, PA.
  • Resold in 1975 to V.E.S. Inc. Miami, FL. as a tug, renamed MT Shamrock
  • Resold in 1976 to Murray M. Corp, Miami, FL.
  • Resold in 1977 to Kemur International Ltd. as a hopper dredge reflagged Cayman Islands, homeport, Panama City. FL.
  • Seized, 20 July 1978, by US customs for drug smuggling
  • Judgment reversed on technicalities in 1981
  • 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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    LCT-16 36k Ex-LCT(5)-16 in commercial service the Toth Transportation Co. dredge Ll'Rock under way on the Maumee River, at Toledo, OH., circa 1947-1967. Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green State University

    There is no history record for LCT(5)-16 available 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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    Last Updated 15 June 2018