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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 13 October 1942, at Mount Vernon Bridge Co., Mount Vernon OH.
Delivered in three section, 20 October 1942, for trans-shipping to Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. for assembly
Launched and placed in service at Mare Island Navy Yard, 5 November 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-372 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Seven and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Eastern New Guinea operation
Lae Occupation, 4 and 12 to 13 September 1943
Balikpapan operation, 28 June to 7 July 1944
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 26 to 27 December 1943
Arawe. New Britain, 9 to 10 January 1944
|Consolidation and capture of southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 23 April 1945
Placed out of service in 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 7 February 1946
LCT(5)-372 earned four battle stars for World War II service
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.
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)-372 beached on Kiriwina Island, 7 July 1943.
US National Archives photo # 111-SC-173660, a US Army Signal Corps photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
There is no history record for LCT(5)-372 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 4 January 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|