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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, 20 September 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
Launched, 27 October 1942
Delivered, 28 October 1942
Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. J. P. Hayes, USNR, Officer in Charge (May 1945)
During World War II LCT(5)-161 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Three;
LCT Group Eight: and
LCT Flotilla Three, LT. J. W. Ingham, USNR;
LCT Group Seven, LT. G. A. Braun Jr., USNR; and served in the Aleutians Islands during the reoccupation of Kiska
Island, summer 1943, and at Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands in 1943 and participated in the following campaign:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 19 December 1945
LCT(5)-161 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, hulk destroyed in December 1945
|Campaign and Dates
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Arawe, New Britain, 21 December 1943
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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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
Last Updated 20 April 2018
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