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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-258


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 2 October 1942, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co. Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 2 November 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 27 November 1942, ENS. R.W. Rahe USNR Officer in Charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT(5)-258 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirteen,
    LCT Group Thirty-Seven
    , LCT Division Seventy-Four and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 11 June to 10 August 1944
    Capture and occupation of Guam, 12 July to 15 August 1944
    Tinian capture and occupation
    24 July to 1 August 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • LCT(5)-258 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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. Ship's service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    Last Updated 5 January 2018