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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-356


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, 28 October 1942, at Decatur Iron & Steel Co., Decatur, IL.
  • Launched, delivered and placed in service, 18 November 1942, LT. George A. Braun, Jr. Officer-in-Charge
    Circa July 1944 relieved by LTjg. John C. Emison Jr.
  • During World War II LCT-356 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 3 (Aleutians) and LCT Flotilla 13 Group 37 Division 73 (Marianas Islands) and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Aleutians operation
    Attu occupation, 11 May to 2 June 1943
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 11 June to 10 August 1944

  • Placed out of service, (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, towed to sea and sunk (date unknown)
  • LCT-356 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 286 short tons
    Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 3'
    Speed 5 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 13
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LCT-356 87k Water color of LCT-356 beached, date and place unknown. Note Lt. George A. Braun, Jr, the first OinC of LCT-356 standing on the port bow. John C. Emison Jr. OinC LCT 356 and LCT 967

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-356 at NavSource
    View the History of LCT-356 by John C. Emison Jr.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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