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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, 21 November 1942, at Mount Vernon Bridge Co., Mount Vernon OH.
Delivered in three section, 28 November 1942, for trans-shipping to Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. for assembly
Launched and placed in service at Mare Island Navy Yard, 14 December 1942, ENS. H. G. Kreiss USNR Officer in Charge (May 1945)
During World War II LCT(5)-388 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Seven and
LCT Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. A.Z. Kouri, USNR;
LCT Group Forty-One, LT. G.P. Franklin USNR and participated in the following campaigns:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(5)-388 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Aware, New Britain, 16 to 17 December 1943 and 4 to 5 January 1944
Cape Gloucester, New Britain, 26 to 27 December 1943
|Eastern New Guinea operation
Lae occupation, 9 to 10 September 1943
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)-388 at Ulithi in November 1944, loaded to the gunwales with
North Carolina (BB-55) sailors heading to an R&R beer party. Shown here is the transition from
the North Carolina to USS LCI(G)-454, to LCT(5)-388 to the pier
(seen to the right) and from the pier to waiting LCMs that would transport the men to Mog Mog Island. Photo was taken from LCI(L)-454.
||Paul Harig EM1/c USN USS LCI(L)-454
There is no history record for LCT(5)-388 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 9 February 2018
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