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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, 12 November 1942, at Decatur Iron & Steel Co., Decatur, IL.
Launched, delivered and placed in service, 18 November 1942, ENS. C. B. Simkins USNR Officer in Charge
During World War II LCT(5)-357 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)-357 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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||LCT(5)-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.
||USS LST-19 during the invasion of the Marianas, prior to
launching LCT(5)-357 at Saipan, 15 June 1944.
||Walter Nasmyth QM3/c USS LST-19
||LCT(5)-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 history record for LCT(5)-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
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 26 January 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|