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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 - Combat Action Ribbon (Biak - 27 May - 12 June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 4 December 1942, at Mount Vernon Bridge Co. Mount Vernon, OH.
Launched, 7 December 1942
Delivered and placed in service, 7 December 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-393 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Eight
LCT Group Twenty-Three and participated in the following campaigns:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
LCT(5)-393 earned four battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Eastern New Guinea operations
Finschhafen occupation, 13 to 15 December 1943, 2 to 3 and 9 to 10 January 1944
Saidor occupation, 8 to 9 February 1944
|Hollandia operations, 19 to 31 May 1944
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Arawe, New Britain, 17 to 18, 28 to 29 December 1943, 16 to 17 January. 7 to 9 and 13 to 17 February 1944
|Western New Guinea operations
Biak Island operation, 5 to 21 June 1944
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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Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
Action Report, Biak Island, LCT Group 23, LCT Flotilla 8
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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