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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 - 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
During World War II LCT-388 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 7 and LCT Flotilla 14 Group 40
LCT-388 saw service at New Guinea, the Philippines, Ulithi, and Peleliu
Placed out of service (date unknown)
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 286 short tons
Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
Beam 32' 8"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 675 per shaft
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||LCT-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 LCI(G)-454, to LCT-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 DANFS history record for LCT-388 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 10 June 2005
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