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Landing Craft Tank
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, 22 October 1942, for trans-shipping to Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. for assembly
Launched at Mare Island Navy Yard, 8 November 1942
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(5)-178 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater; LCT Flotilla Seven and participated in the following campaigns:
Placed out of service in 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 7 February 1946
LCT(5)-178 earned three battle stars for World War II
Final Disposition, hulk destroyed, 29 January 1946
|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
Arawe. Mew Britain, 9 to 10 January 1944
|Consolidation and capture of southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 23 April 1944
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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