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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:
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
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Consolidation of Solomon Islands
Consolidation of southern Solomons, 7 April 1943
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
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)-182 being prepared for launching from USS LST-446 at Mare Island, 11 January 1943
Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 315-43.
||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.
||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
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