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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.
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)-314 being hoisted onto an LST stateside, 1943.
US National Archives photos.
|Ron Swanson, LCT Flotillas WW2, Newsletter editor-researcher
||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 DANFS history of LCT(5)-314 available at NavSource
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Last Updated 18 July 2014
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