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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)- 86


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, 16 October 1942, at Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Delivered in three sections, 16 November 1942, for trans-shipping to Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. for assembly
  • Launched and placed in service at Mare Island Navy Yard, 2 December 1942, ENS. N Bloom USNR officer in charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT(5)-86 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Fourteen LCDR. A. Z. Kouri USNR;
    LCT Group Forty-One, LT. G. P. Franklin USNR;
  • LCT-86(5) saw service in Australia in 1943 and Ulithi and Peleliu in November 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • 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. Ship's service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-86 403k LCT(5)-86 loading torpedoes aboard USS Lexington (CV-16), 8 November 1944, probably at Ulithi Atoll-.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-268150 by PHOM Rice, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    David Wright

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT(5)-86 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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    Last Updated 8 January 2016