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LCT(5)-353 (1942 - 1946)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 27 October 1942, at Decatur Iron & Steel Co., Decatur, IL.
Launched, delivered and placed in service, 6 November 1942, LTjg. Kenyon, C. H. (May 1945)
During World War II LCT(5)-353 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Three, in the Aleutian Islands
LCT Flotilla Thirty-Seven, LCDR. H.E. Rice USNR;
LCT Group One Hundred-Eleven, LT. E. J. Hamlet
Reclassified Garbage Lighter YG-68 in September 1946
YG-68 was assigned to the 11th Naval District at San Diego, CA.
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold, for scrapping, 24 January 1950, to National Metals & Steel Co., Terminal Island, CA.
Resold, date unknown, to J.A. Jones Construction Co., Juneau, AK, named MV Cordova Salvor (ON 261741)
Final Disposition, stranded on Cape Sarichef, AK., 4 November 1957, declared a total loss
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. Ship's service generator
three propellers, 675shp
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 23 March 2018
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