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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-349


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, 30 September 1942, at Decatur Iron & Steel Co., Decatur, AL.
  • Launched, 27 October 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 18 November 1942, ENS. A. R. Chase, USNR, Officer in Charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT(5)-349 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirteen, LCDR. L. L. Tower, USN (21);
    LCT Group Thirty-Eight, LT. K. R. A. Gross, USNR;
    LCT Division Seventy-Five and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 June to 10 August 1944
    Capture and occupation of Guam, 24 July to 10 August 1944
    Tinian capture and occupation
    24 July to 1 August 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-349 earned two battle stars 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

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    LCT-349 111k LCT(5)-349 beached, date and location unknown.
    General Motors photo.
    Robert Hurst
    LCT-349 853k LCT(5)-349 moored to a floating causeway at Blue Beach, Saipan, circa June-August 1944. Raymond Cvetovich, Ph.D.

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT(5)-349 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
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    Last Updated 9 September 2013