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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, 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.
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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||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
Last Updated 23 March 2018
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