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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-143


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) Class:
  • Laid down, 27 August 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 12 September 1942
  • Delivered, and placed in service, 10 November 1942, ENS. R. J. McCulley, officer in charge
  • During World War II LCT(5)-143 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-One
    LCT Group Sixty-Two
    and
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-Eight, LCDR. M. R. Doherty USNR
    LCT Group One Hundred Fourteen, LT. F. H. Kopecky USNR and participated in the following campaign;
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 to 29 June 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-143 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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    LCT-143 91k LCT(5)-143 moored at Mare Island Navy Yard, circa 1944. Randy Smith for his father Elmer William Smith PO/1c LCT-143

    There is no DANFS history for LCT(5)-143 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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    Last Updated 12 July 2013