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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, 21 September 1942, at Omaha Steel Works, Omaha NE.
  • Launched, 30 September 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 30 September 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-320 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Three in the Aleutian Islands at Kiska Island during the re-occupation in the summer 1943 and later
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-Nine, LCDR. R. H. M. Cross, USNR
    LCT Group One Hundred-Fifteen, LT. M. D. Woodin, USNR
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • 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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    MINSY 6108-42, Navy Photo, 10/3/1942
    758k In this series of photos the first photo shows all the hull sections of LCT(5)-156 are in place on the building ways and section B-2 of LCT(5)-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(5)-156 and LCT(5)-157 are in place on the ways later in the day. Two days later, 5 October 1942, the deck house is on LCT(5)-156, the ramp is on LCT(5)-157 and all hull sections are in place for LCT(5)-158. The next day, 6 October 1942, all the hull sections for LCT(5)-319 are in place and work continues on LCT(5)-156, LCT(5)-157 and LCT(5)-158. Four days later, 10 October 1942, (front to back and left to right) LCT(5)-321, LCT(5)-322, LCT(5)-159, LCT(5)-320, LCT(5)-158, LCT(5)-319, LCT(5)-156 and LCT(5)-157 with YD-33 at the end of the ways. One day later, 11 October 1942, (front to back and left to right) LCT(5)-160, LCT(5)-321, LCT(5)-322, LCT(5)-159, LCT(5)-320, LCT(5)-158 and LCT(5)-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-71/LCT-320 329k LCT(5)-320 and LCT(5)-71 unloading across the beach at Kiska Island in the Aleutians, summer 1943. Robert Hurst

    There is no history record for LCT(5)-320 available at NavSource
    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

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