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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 6 July 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 14 August 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 3 September 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-125 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Ten and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Sicilian occupation
    9 to 15 July 1943
    West Coast of Italy operations-1944
    Anzio - Nettuno advanced landings
    22 January to 17 February 1944
    24 February to 1 March 1944
    Salerno landings
    9 to 21 September 1943
    Invasion of Southern France
    15 August to 25 September 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • LCT-125 earned four battle stars for World War II service
  • Transferred, 12 July 1946, to the War Shipping Administration
  • Apparently operated without registration as MV Wilson Creek
  • Registered in 1955 to Consolidated Shipping Co., New Orleans as freighter MV North Star (ON 269408)
  • Registered in 1956 to Tropical Marine Inc., New Orleans as tugboat MV North Star
  • Final Disposition, 23 October 1959, foundered in bay of La Libertad, Ecuador
    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-125 1144k LCT(5)-125 unloading a (DUKW) 2 ton amphibious truck towing a 105mm gun at Agropoli, Italy, 11 September 1943. LCT(5)-33 is beached off the port side of LCT(5)-125.
    US Army Signal Corps photo # III-SC 181087, Box 181 now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Dave Kerr

    There is no history available for LCT(5)-125 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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