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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 (3) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down in September 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Delivered in three section, 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)-182 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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation of Solomon Islands
    Consolidation of southern Solomons, 7 April 1943
    Treasury-Bougainville operation
    Occupation and defense of Cape Torokina, 1 November to 15 December 1943
    New Georgia Group operation
    New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation, 20 June to 5 October 1943
  • Foundered 9 miles south of Patur Point, Wana Wana Island, New Georgia Group while trying to reach Munda, 0510, 7 August 1944, no casualties. LCT-182's bottom was worn through and she turned turtle in bad weather. (Bud Dennis LCT-182)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 22 August 1944
  • LCT-182 earned three battle star for World War II service
    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.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    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-182 90k LCT(5)-182 being prepared for launching from USS LST-446 at Mare Island, 11 January 1943
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 315-43.
    Darryl Baker
    LST-446 66k LCT(5)-182 being launching from USS LST-446 at Mare Island, 12 January 1943. USS LST-447 is moored inboard of LST-446.
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 368-43.
    Darryl Baker
    LCT-182 189k LCT(5)-182, LCT(5)-67 and an unidentified LCT beached on Bougainville, 1 November 1943. The LCTs carried jeeps, trucks and troops of the 1st Marine Division during the Treasury-Bougainville operation. Bud Dennis LCT-182

    There is no history for LCT(5)-182 available at NavSource
    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

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