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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-182


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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 286 short tons
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 3'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 13
    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 90k LCT-182 being prepared for launching from LST-446 at Mare Island, 11 January 1943
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 315-43.
    Darryl Baker
    LST-446 66k 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.
    Darryl Baker
    LCT-182 189k 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

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