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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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 6 October 1942, at Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
Launched, 3 November 1942
Delivered and placed in service, 3 November 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-83 was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
LCT(5)-83 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, hulk destroyed, 11 January 1946
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Eastern New Guinea operation
Lae occupation, 4 to 19 September 1943
Balikpapan operation, 28 June to 7 July 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. Ship's service generator
three propellers, 675shp
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||LCT(5)-83 unloading gas drums at PT Base #8, Morobe River, New Guinea, July-August 1943.
NARA photos #'s 80-G-53828, 80-G-53830 and 80-G-53831
There is no history record for LCT(5)-83 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
Last Updated 6 April 2018
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