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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 - 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
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)-71 and LCT(5)-320 unloading across the beach at Kiska Island in the Aleutians, summer 1943.
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
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World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 6 April 2018
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