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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-357


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, 12 November 1942, at Decatur Iron & Steel Co., Decatur, IL.
  • Launched, delivered and placed in service, 18 November 1942
  • During World War II LCT-357 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 3 (Aleutians) and LCT Flotilla 13 Group 37 Division 74 (Marianas Islands) 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
    Tinian capture and occupation, 24 July 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-357 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 286 short tons
    Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 3'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 13
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft

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    Hulbert 81k LCT-357 is bow-in at the stern of USS Hulbert (AVD-6) while stranded on the beach by low tide at Massacre Bay, Attu Island, Aleutians in July 1943. She is held upright by sand which the waves had piled around her.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 78215 Courtesy of James C. Fahey
    Robert Hurst
    LST-19 59k USS LST-19 during the invasion of the Marianas, prior to launching LCT-357 at Saipan, 15 June 1944 Walter Nasmyth QM3/c USS LST-19.
    LCT-351 45k LCT-357 being launched from USS LST-19 during the invasion of Saipan, Marianas, 15 June 1944. Walter Nasmyth QM3/c USS LST 19

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-357 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    The Official Home Page of the World War II LCT Flotillas

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    Last Updated 18 October 2011