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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-146


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 10 July 1943, New George Group)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Individual Awards

Purple Hearts (2 WIA, 10 July 1943)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 27 August 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 17 September 1942
  • Delivered, 27 September 1942
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(5)-146 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    South Pacific Force;
    LCT Flotilla 6, LCDR P.A. Wells:
    LCT Group Sixteen;
    LCT Division Thirty-Two and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Green Island landing, 15 to 19 February 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 16 November 1945
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-146 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. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-146 38k Letter of Commendation from Commanding Officer Flotilla #5 & 6, (LCT 5) to Commanding Officers and Crews LCT(5)-146 and LCT(5)-322 for action against the enemy on 10 July 1943, at Munda Island, New George Group. Ralph Ambrosio for his father Louis Ambrosio Coxsn/Bosn's Mate 2nd class LCT-146

    There is no DANFS history for LCT(5)-146 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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