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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.
    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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    LST-19/LCT-81 258k 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-81 22k LCT(5)-81 beached at Kiska Island, Alaska, 15 August 1943 WWII LCTs Web Site
    LCT-81 87k 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
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 6 April 2018