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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.
    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-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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