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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, 13 October 1942, at Omaha Steel Works, Omaha, NE.
Delivered in three section, 24 October 1942, for trans-shipping to Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. for assembly
Launched and placed in service at Mare Island Navy Yard, 7 November 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-326 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:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 January 1946
LCT(5)-326 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|New Georgia Group operations
New Georgia - Rendova - Vangunu occupation, 20 June to 5 October 1943
|Treasury - Bougainville operation
Occupation and defense of Cape Torokina, 1 November to 15 December 1943
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)-326 and LCT(5)-141, beached in the Solomon Islands, date unknown.
||Ron Swanson, LCT Flotillas WW2, Newsletter editor-researcher
There is no history for LCT(5)-326 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
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