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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, 29 September 1942, at Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
Launched, 31 October 1942
Delivered, 24 November 1942
Placed in service, date an location unknown, ENS C. O. Murphy, USNR, Officer in Charge
During World War II LCT(5)-81 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Three;
LCT Group Eight: and
LCT Flotilla Three, LT. J. W. Ingham, USNR;
LCT Group Seven, LT. G. A. Braun Jr., USNR; and served in the Aleutians Islands during the reoccupation of Kiska Island, summer 1943, and at Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands in 1943
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 19 December 1945
Final Disposition, hulk destroyed in 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)-81 secured to the deck of USS LST-19 while at anchor in San Francisco Bay, 1943.
||Flotilla The Newsletter of the LCT Flotillas of World War II, Volume 1, No.1, April 2000, page 8
||LCT(5)-81 beached at Kiska Island, Alaska, 15 August 1943
||WWII LCTs Web Site
||LCT(5)-81 just prior to launch from USS LST-213 at Betio Anchorage, Tarawa Atoll, 4 January 1944.
||The Library of Virginia US Army Signal Corps Photograph Collection
There is no history for LCT(5)-81 available at Navsource
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World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 6 April 2018
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