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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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 June to 10 August 1944
    Tinian operation, 24 July to 10 August 1944
  • 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
    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.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    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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    Hulbert 81k 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.
    Robert Hurst
    LST-19 59k 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-351 45k 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

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