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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, 3 September 1942, at Omaha Steel Works, Omaha, NE.
  • Launched, 18 September 1942
  • Delivered, 1 December 1942
  • Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. H. G. Norton, USNR, Officer in Charge
  • During World War II LCT(5)-314 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Three, LT. J. W. Ingham, USNR;
    LCT Group Seven, LT. J. W. Beane, USNR; and served in the Aleutians Islands during the reoccupation of Kiska Island, summer 1943, and at Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands in 1943
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 19 December 1945
  • 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.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    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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    Size Image Description Contributed
    LCT-314 65k LCT(5)-314 being hoisted onto an LST stateside, 1943.
    US National Archives photos.
    Ron Swanson, LCT Flotillas WW2, Newsletter editor-researcher
    LCT-314 87k
    LCT-314 98k
    LCT-314 123k
    LCT-314 114k
    LST-480 72k LCT(5)-314 beached beyond USS LST-480 and an unidentified LST while unloading cargo and troops, possibly in the Aleutian Islands, date and place unknown. R. Michael Harpe

    There is no history of LCT(5)-314 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 19 January 2018