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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, in September 1942, at Omaha Steel Works, Omaha NE.
  • Assembled at Mare Island Navy Yard
  • Launched, 9 October 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, in October 1942
  • During World War II LCT-319 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, LCT Flotilla 3 and served in the Aleutian Islands at Kiska Island during the of summer 1943
  • Final Disposition, lost due to grounding 27 August 1943 at Kiska
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
    Specifications: Displacement 286 short tons
    Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 3'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 13
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft

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    MINSY 6108-42, Navy Photo, 10/3/1942
    758k In this series of photos the first photo shows all the hull sections of LCT-156 are in place on the building ways and section B-2 of LCT-157 is being lowered into place early in the morning of 3 October 1942 at Mare Island Navy Yard. In the second photo all the hull sections of LCT-156 and LCT-157 are in place on the ways later in the day. Two days later, 5 October 1942, the deck house is on LCT-156, the ramp is on LCT-157 and all hull sections are in place for LCT-158. The next day, 6 October 1942, all the hull sections for LCT-319 are in place and work continues on LCT-156, LCT-157 and LCT-158. Four days later, 10 October 1942, (front to back and left to right) LCT-321, LCT-322, LCT-159, LCT-320, LCT-158, LCT-319, LCT-156 and LCT-157 with YD-33 at the end of the ways. One day later, 11 October 1942, (front to back and left to right) LCT-160, LCT-321, LCT-322, LCT-159, LCT-320, LCT-158 and LCT-319 with YD-33 at the end of the ways. Darryl Baker
    MINSY 6122-42, Navy Photo, 10/3/1942
    MINSY 6132-42, Navy Photo, 10/5/42, Navy Photo, 10/3/1942
    MINSY 6172-42, Navy Photo, 10/6/42
    MINSY 6251-42, Navy Photo, 10/8/42
    MINSY 6320-42A, Navy Photo, 10/11/42
    LCT-319 726k LCT-319 about to be launched by YD 33 at Mare Island Navy Yard, 9 October 1942. Mare Island assembled 82 Type 5 LCT in 1942 before these same building ways were used to construct submarine tenders. Darryl Baker

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-319 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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