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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, 29 September 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
Delivered in three section, 15 October 1942, for trans-shipping to Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. for assembly
Launched and placed in service at Mare Island Navy Yard, 4 November 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-181 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Five, LCDR. Paul A Wells;
LCT Group Fifteen;
LCT Division Twenty-Nine and participated in the following campaigns:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 January 1946
LCT(5)-181 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, hulk destroyed, 1 December 1945
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Capture and defense of Guadalcanal, 10 August 1942 to 8 February 1943
||New Georgia Group operation
New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation, 20 June to 5 October 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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||LCT(5)-181 comes alongside USS Fletcher (DD-445) with
survivors from USS DeHaven (DD-469) aboard. DeHaven had been sunk by Japanese air
attack on 1 February 1943, the day this photo was taken.
US National Archives, Photo # 80-G-284581 a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|Photo by Philippe Gonzales
Caption - Mike Green.
||LCT(5)-181 beached at Munda, New Georgia, Island, after conversion to a repair barge, 5 October 1943.
US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
|Rich Fox, World War II LCT Flotillas web site
There is no history for LCT(5)-181 at NavSource
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Last Updated 27 April 2018
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