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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-348


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, 27 September 1942, at Decatur Iron & Steel Co., Decatur, IL.
  • Launched, 27 October 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 18 November 1942
  • During World War II LCT-348 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 13, Group 38, Division 75 and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 11 June to 10 August 1944
    Capture and occupation of Guam, 12 July to 15 August 1944
    Tinian capture and occupation
    24 July to 1 August 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-348 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 286 short tons
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 3'
    Design Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 13
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Gray Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft

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    LCT-997 29k LCT-348 on the beach in 1945 with LCT-1057, LCT-997 and one additional unidentified LCT, Marianas Islands, 1944. Tom Crowe

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-348
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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