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USS LCT(R)-368
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USS LCT-368 (1944 - 1945)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 19 September 1942, at Mount Vernon Bridge Co. Mount Vernon, OH.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service 7 October 1942, ENS. J. F. Henderson, Officer in Charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II USS LCT-368 / LCT(R)-368 was first assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and then the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, later returning to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Capture and defense of Guadalcanal, 10 October 1943 to 8 February 1944 Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
      Invasion of Southern France, 15 to 16 August 1944

  • Upon returning to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT(R)-368 came under the command of:
    LCT Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. A. Z. Kouri, USNR;
    LCT Group Forty-Two, LTjg. B. A. Wagner, USNR;
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Tank (Rocket) LCT(R)-368 circa May 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown >li>LCT-368 / LCT(R)-368 earned three battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    5,000 RP-3 60 lb rockets
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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