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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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 7 October 1942, at Omaha Steel Works, Omaha, NE.
Delivered in three section, 17 October 1942, for trans-shipping to Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. for assembly
Launched and placed in service at Mare Island Navy Yard, 30 October 1942
During World War II LCT-324 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:
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|New Georgia Group operation
New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation, 20 June to 5 October 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
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT(5)-324 earned two battle star for World War II service
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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||Photo caption reads: "LCT(5)-324 'Of the working Navy' at anchor in the Solomons in 1943. Neither captain nor crew could boost of much comfort, but knew they did vital work."
US Navy photo from the "Saturday Evening Post", dated 3 November, 1945, article entitled, "This Ain't No Taxi,".
There is no DANFS history for LCT(5)-324 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
Last Updated 14 March 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|