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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, 28 September 1942, at Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Works, Levenworth, KS.
Launched, 17 October 1942
Delivered and placed in service, 12 November 1942
During World War II LCT-144 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 6. Group 16, Division 32 and LCT Flotilla 38, Group 112 and saw service in the Solomon Islands during the spring and summer of 1943 and participated in the:
Placed out of service (date unknown)
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT-144 earned one battle star for World War II service
- Marianas operation
Capture and occupation of Guam, August 1944
Displacement 286 short tons
Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
Beam 32' 8"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft
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Last Updated 31 March 2006
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