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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 2 October 1942, at Kansas City Structural Steel Co. Kansas City, KS.
Delivered in three section, 13 October 1942, for trans-shipping to Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. for assembly
Launched and placed in service at Mare Island Navy Yard, October 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-62 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Five, LCDR Paul A. Wells;
LCT Group Thirteen;
LCT Division Twenty Six and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Capture and defense of Guadalcanal, 10 October 1942 to 8 February 1943
||New Georgia Group operations
New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation, 1 July 1943
|Consolidation of Solomon Islands
Consolidation of southern Solomons, 7 April 1943
Occupation and defense of Cape Torokina, 1 November to 15 December 1943
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 January 1946
LCT(5)-62 earned four battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, hulk destroyed 1 December 1945
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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||LCT(5)-62 lands material at a Solomon Islands base, during a visit there by an Allied inspection team, 1943-44. Photo received 3/44.
US National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-K-1270
There is no history record for LCT(5)-62 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 6 April 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|