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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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Arawe, New Britain, 15 to 17 December 1943 and 21 to 22 January 1944
  • 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
    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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    LCT-88 20k LCT(5)-88 landing stores of the 26th Australian Infantry Brigade at dawn, 28 July 1943, on Yorkey's Beach, Cairns, Queensland, Australia.
    Australian War Memorial photo.
    Mike Green
    LCT-88 195k 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
    Mike Green
    LCI(L)-88 47k 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
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