Please Report Any Broken Links Or Trouble You Might Come Across To The Webmaster.
Please Take A Moment To Let Us Know So That We Can Correct Any Problems And Make Your Visit As Enjoyable And As Informative As Possible.


NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive

Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-322


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 10 July 1943, New George Group operation)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 28 September 1942, at Omaha Steel Works, Omaha, NE.
  • Delivered in three section, 10 October 1942, for trans-shipping to Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. for assembly
  • Launched and placed in service at Mare Island Navy Yard, 20 October 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-322 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Five, LCDR P. A. Wells;
    LCT Group Fourteen;
    LCT Division Twenty-Seven and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Capture and defense of Guadalcanal, 10 October 1942 to 8 February 1943 New Georgia Group operation
    New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation, 20 June to 8 October 1943
    Consolidation of Solomon Islands
    Consolidation of southern Solomon Islands, 7 April 1943
    Treasury-Bougainville operation
    Occupation and defense of Cape Torokina, 1 November to 15 December 1943

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 January 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-322 earned four battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    By
    LCT-156
    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-319 with YD-33 at the end of the ways. Darryl Baker
    LCT-156
    MINSY 6122-42, Navy Photo, 10/3/1942
    730k
    LCT-156
    MINSY 6132-42, Navy Photo, 10/5/42, Navy Photo, 10/3/1942
    952k
    LCT-156
    MINSY 6172-42, Navy Photo, 10/6/42
    832k
    LCT-156
    MINSY 6251-42, Navy Photo, 10/8/42
    768k
    LCT-156
    MINSY 6320-42A, Navy Photo, 10/11/42
    870k
    LCT-146 38k Letter of Commendation from Commanding Officer Flotilla #5 & 6, (LCT 5) to Commanding Officers and Crews LCT(5)-146 and LCT(5)-322 for action against the enemy on 10 July 1943, at Munda Island, New George Group. Ralph Ambrosio for his father Louis Ambrosio Coxsn/Bosn's Mate 2nd class LCT-146

    There is no DANFS history for LCT(5)-322 at the US Naval Historical Center web site.
    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

    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Amphibious Ship Type Index Back To The Landing Craft Tank (LCT) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 14 March 2014