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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-71


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 5 October 1942 at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, KS.
  • Launched, 20 October 1942
  • Delivered, 2 November 1942
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(5)-71 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Three in the Aleutian Islands at Kiska Island during the re-occupation in the summer 1943
  • Final Disposition, lost in the Gulf of Alaska, 11 September 1943, while under tow by USS LST-479 as part of TU 16.15.6 while enroute to the West Coast from Alaska. Tow line parted in heavy seas with gale force winds, personnel removed. USS Dewey (DD-349) damaged LCT-71 with gunfire and left her awash at 53-38N 145-05W.
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 26 October 1943
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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-71 329k LCT(5)-71 and LCT(5)-320 unloading across the beach at Kiska Island in the Aleutians, summer 1943. Robert Hurst

    There is no history record for LCT(5)-71 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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