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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 (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, 14 October 1942, for trans-shipping to Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. for assembly
Launched and placed in service at Mare Island Navy Yard, 28 October 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-323 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Five, LCDR Paul A. Wells;
LCT Group Fourteen;
LCT Division Twenty Seven and participated in the following 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, 1 July 1943
|Consolidation of Solomon Islands
Consolidation of southern Solomon Islands, 7 April 1943
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
LCT(5)-323 earned four battle star for World War II service
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)-323 and other LCTs unload supplies on a Solomon Islands beach, with the assistance of mobile cranes, 1943-44. Photo received 3/44.
US National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-K-1268
There is no history for LCT(5)-323 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
Last Updated 19 January 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|