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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-178


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 7 October 1942, at Quincy Barge Builder, Quincy, IL.
  • Delivered in three section, 28 October 1942, for trans-shipping to Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. for assembly
  • Launched and placed in service at Mare Island Navy Yard, 8 November 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-178 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater; LCT Flotilla Seven and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Eastern New Guinea operation
    Lae Occupation, 4 and 16 September 1943
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 26 to 27 December 1943
    Arwe. Mew Britain, 9 to 10 January 1944
    Consolidation and capture of southern Philippines
    Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 23 April 1944
     

  • Placed out of service in 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 7 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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