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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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 23 October 1942, at Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp., Pittsburgh, PA.
Delivered in three sections, 21 November 1942, for trans-shipping to Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. for assembly
Launched and placed in service at Mare Island Navy Yard, 9 December 1942, ENS. Glover, J. G Jr., USNR, Officer in Charge
During World War II LCT(5)-88 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. A. Z. Kouri, USNR;
LCT Group Forty, LTjg. C. A. Riddle Jr., USNR and participated in the following campaign:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 19 December 1945
LCT(5)-88 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, hulk destroyed, 5 December 1945
|Campaign and Dates
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Arawe, New Britain, 15 to 17 December 1943 and 21 to 22 January 1944
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)-88 landing stores of the 26th Australian Infantry Brigade at dawn, 28 July 1943, on Yorkey's Beach, Cairns,
Australian War Memorial photo.
||Trucks and carriers of the 9th Australian Division being loaded onto LCT(5)-88, 8 August 1943, at Trinity Beach located at
Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 0552228
||LCT(5)-88 moored at either Ulithi or Peleliu in November in 1944.
||Luke J. Letlow for his grandfather Richard Henry Taylor
There is no history record for LCT(5)-88 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
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|