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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 - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 25 September 1942, at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co.,Leavenworth, KS.
Launched, 15 October 1942
Delivered and placed in service, 12 November 1942, ENS. W. L. Hicks USNR, officer in charge
During World War II LCT(5)-279 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LST Flotilla Three, LT. J. W. Ingham USNR;
LCT Group Nine, LT. C. P. Reed USNR;
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 3 January 1946
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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. Ship's service generator
three propellers, 675shp
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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 5 January 2018
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