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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, 26 September 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
Delivered, 8 October 1942
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(5)-183 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Eastern New Guinea operations
Lae occupation, 12 to 13 September 1943
Balikpapan operation, 28 June to 7 July 1945
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Arawe, New Britain, 19 to 20 December 1943 and 9 to 10 January 1944
Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 26 to 27 December 1943
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
LCT(5)-183 earned three battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, hulk destroyed, 23 February 1946
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)-183 under way, circa April 1944, off the coast of California. Note she is loaded down with what appears to be five
There is no history record for LCT(5)-183 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
Last Updated 27 April 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|