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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"
    Draft 3'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 13
    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 47k 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

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