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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-358


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, 20 November 1942
  • During World War II LCT-358 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 3 (Aleutians) and LCT Flotilla 13 Group 39 Division 78 (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-358 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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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    The Official Home Page of the World War II LCT Flotillas

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