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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, 28 October 1942, at Decatur Iron & Steel Co., Decatur, IL.
Launched, delivered and placed in service, 18 November 1942, LTjg. George A. Braun, Jr. Officer in Charge
During World War II LCT(5)-356 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Three (Aleutian Islands) and
LCT Flotilla Thirteen,
LCT Group Thirty-Seven, and participated in the following campaigns:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(5)-356 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, towed to sea and sunk, date unknown
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 June to 10 August 1944
|Tinian operation, 24 July to 10 August 1944
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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||Water color of LCT(5)-356 beached, date and location unknown. Note LTjg. George A. Braun, Jr., the first Officer in Charge of
LCT(5)-356 standing on the port bow.
||John C. Emison Jr. Officer in Charge LCT(5) 356 and LCT(6) 967
There history record for LCT(5)-356 was provided by
|Officers in Charge|
|01||LTjg. Braum Jr., George A., USNR||18 November 1942 - ?|
|02||LTjg. Emison, Jr., John C., USNR||July 1944 - ?|
|02||ENS. Johnson, W. H., USNR||May 1945|
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 26 January 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|