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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, 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:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
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
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)-349 beached, date and location unknown.
General Motors photo.
||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
Last Updated 9 September 2013
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|