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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 October 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
Delivered in three sections, 5 November 1942, for trans-shipping to Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. for assembly
Launched at Mare Island Navy Yard, 21 November 1942
Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. R. E. Bales USNR Officer in Charge (May 1945)
During World War II LCT(5)-173 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. A . Z. Kouri, USNR;
LCT Group Forty-One, LT. G. P. Franklin, USNR; and participated in the following campaign:
LCT(5)-173 also serviced in Australia in 1943 and Ulithi and Peleliu in November 1944
Placed out of service, date unknown
LCT(5)-173 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, hulk destroyed, 18 November 1947
|Campaign and Dates
|Eastern New Guinea operation
Lae occupation, 4, and 12 to 13 September 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. Ship's 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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