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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-81


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., Pittsburg, 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, fate unknown
    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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    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

    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
    LCT-81
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