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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, 30 September 1942, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
Launched, 28 October 1942
Delivered, 21 November 1942
Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. J. C. Kistenmacher, USNR, Officer in Charge
During World War II LCT(5)-256 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Three, LT. J. W. Ingham, USNR;
LCT Group Eight, LT. J. W. Beane, USNR; and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Gilbert Islands operation
Assault and occupation of Tarawa, 21 November to 8 December 1943
|Western New Guinea operations
Noemfoor Island operation, 16 to 21 July 1944
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Arwe, New Britain, 12 to 14 and 17 to 19 February 1944
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 19 December 1945
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT(5)-256 earned three battle stars for World War II service
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)-256 making fast to starboard side aft of
USS Saginaw Bay (CVE-82), 20 July 1944, location unknown.
National Archives photo
|Ron Swanson and David Wright
||LCT(5)-256 with a gasoline lighter alongside USS Intrepid (CV-11), date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from DANFS
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
There is no DANFS history record for LCT(5)-256 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 30 October 2015
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|