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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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 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-182 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 5 Group 15 Division 29 LCDR Paul A Wells in command, and participated in the following campaign:
Lost due to weather while operating in the Solomon Islands. Sank in the Kula Gulf early in 1944. LCT-182's bottom was worn through and she turned turtle in bad weather on her way back to the Russell Islands from Bougainville. (Bud Dennis LCT-182)
Struck from the Naval Register, 22 August 1944
LCT-182 earned one battle star for World War II service
- Treasury-Bougainville operation, November 1943
Displacement 286 short tons
Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
Beam 32' 8"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft
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||LCT-182 being prepared for launching from LST-446 at Mare Island, 11 January 1943
Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 315-43.
||LCT-182 being launching from LST-446 at Mare Island, 12 January 1943. LST-447 is moored inboard of LST-446.
Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 368-43.
||LCT-182, LCT-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 DANFS history for LCT-182 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 9 June 2006
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