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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, 6 October 1942, at Mount Vernon Bridge Co. Mount Vernon, OH.
  • Delivered in three section, 13 October 1942, for trans-shipping to Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. for assembly
  • Launched and placed in service at Mare Island Navy Yard, 31 October 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-370 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Five, LCDR Paul A. Wells;
    LCT Group Fourteen;
    LCT Division Twenty-Eight and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    New Georgia Group operations
    New Georgia - Rendova - Vangunu occupation, 20 June to 5 October 1943
    Treasury-Bougainville operation
    Occupation and defense of Cape Torokina, 1 November to 15 December 1943
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(5)-370 earned two battle stars for World War II
  • Final Disposition, fate 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. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LST-220 207k Green Islands Invasion, February, 1944. Heavy equipment belonging to Navy Seabees is loaded on an LST at a Russell Islands Base, in preparation for the Green Islands Operation, February 12, 1944. Ships are (l-r): LCT-330, LCT-370, USS LST-70, USS LST-220 and USS APc-50. Note trucks, Jeeps and Barrage Balloon.
    US National Archives photo # USMC 77989
    US Naval History and Heritage Command

    There is no history for LCT(5)-370 at the US Naval Historical Center web site.
    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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