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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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 3 October 1942, at Quincy Barge Builder, Quincy, IL.
Delivered in three section for trans-shipping to Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. for assembly
Launched, at Mare Island Navy Yard, 20 October 1942
Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. C. F. Lamb USNR Officer in Charge (May 1945)
During World War II LCT(5)-179 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. A. Z. Kouri, USNR;
LCT Group Forty-Two, LTjg. B. A. Wagner, USNR and participated in the following campaigns:
LCT(5)-179 also serviced at Ulithi and Peleliu during November 1944
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(5)-179 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, hulk destroyed, 14 April 1946
|Campaign and Dates
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|Eastern New Guinea operations
Lae occupation, 4 and 16 September 1943
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Arawe, New Britain, 20 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. 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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