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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-379


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

LCT, Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down 28 October 1942 at Mount Vernon Bridge Co., Mount Vernon OH.
  • Launched and Delivered 2 November 1942
  • Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. J. B. Anthony Jr., Officer in Charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT-379 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. A. Z. Kouri, USNR;
    LCT Group Forty-Two, LTjg. B. A. Wagner, USNR

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Eastern New Guinea operation
    Lae occupation, 4, 9 and 10 September 1943
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Arawe, New Britain, 4 to 5 and 24 to 25 January 1944
  • Place out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-379 earned two battle stars for World War II
    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
    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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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    The Official Home Page of the World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 17 February 2017