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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 (4) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5) Class:
  • Laid down, 25 August 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 10 September 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 24 October 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-142 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Eastern New Guinea operation
    Finchhafen occupation, 17 to 27 November and 12 to 15 and 28 December 1943, 16 to 17 January and 10 to 17 February 1944,
    Hollandia operation, 1 May to 1 June 1944
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Arawe, New Britain, 17 to 18 December 1943
    Western New Guinea operation
    Biak Island operation, 16 to 21 June 1944
    Noemfoor Island operation, 16 to 21 July 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • LCT(5)-142 earned four battle stars for World War II service
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Transferred, 25 February 1948, to the US State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • Sold, 25 February 1948
  • 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.
    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. Ship's service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    Last Updated 13 April 2018