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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-182


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
     
  • 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 three battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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