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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 - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 18 August 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
Launched, 2 September 1942
Delivered, 5 October 1942
Placed in service, date unknown, ENS W. S. Taylor, USNR, Officer in Charge (May 1945)
During World War II LCT(5)-141 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Six, LT. L. W. Weigel USNR;
LCT Group Eighteen, LTjg. N. Dawson Jr., USNR
LCT(5)-141 also serviced in the Solomon Islands, spring and summer 1943
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 24 October 1945
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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)-141 and LCT(5)-326, Solomon Islands, date unknown.
||Ron Swanson, LCT Flotillas WW2, Newsletter editor-researcher
||Scene on a Gushikawa beach, shortly after a large ammunition explosion wrecked LCT(5)-560 and damaged several other ships,
on January 2, 1946. Ships landing on beach are (from left to right):
LCT(6)-785. Offshore is
USS LST-920, which had been beached between the other two LSTs at the time of the explosion.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 76149. Courtesy of Lieutenant Commander Frank L. Howard (Ret.)
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There is no DANFS history for LCT(5)-141 available at NavSource
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