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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
    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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