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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, 5 December 1942, at Mount Vernon Bridge Co., Mount Vernon, OH.
  • Delivered in three section, 9 December 1942, for trans-shipping to Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. for assembly
  • During World War II LCT-394 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 3 (Aleutians) and LCT Flotilla 13 Group 39 Division 77 (Marianas Islands) and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Aleutians operation
    Attu occupation, 11 May to 2 June 1943
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 11 June to 10 August 1944

  • Placed out of service, (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, towed to sea and sunk (date unknown)
  • LCT-394 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Displacement 286 short tons
    Length 114' 2" (ovl.)
    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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    Saury 164k LCT-394 and LCT-395 in the right background, are outboard of an unidentified LCT wearing pattern camouflage, in this photo of Saury (SS-189) at the Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., 6 April 1943.
    US Navy photo # 103498, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    Navy Yard Mare Island photo # 2378-43 courtesy of Darryl Baker

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-394 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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    Last Updated 12 October 2007