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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

LCT(5)-401 was transferred to Taiwan, named ROCS Ho Chun
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 11 June 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 14 July 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 1 August 1942, ENS. L. D. Benson USNR in charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT(5)-401 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-Eight, LCDR. M. R. Doherty USNR;
    LCT Group One Hundred Fourteen, LT. F. H. Koecky USNR
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • LCT(5)-401 was transferred to Taiwan, date unknown, named ROCS Ho Chun
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    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-401 92k Overhead view of LCT(5)-401 underway with ramp down, location unknown.
    Royal Navy Official photo Image # FL 7116 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.
    Robert Hurst
    ROCS Ho Chun
    LCT-401 27k Ex-LCT(5)-401 underway in 1947 as the Nationalist China Navy ship ROCS Ho Chun, location unknown.
    Official Nationalist Chinese Navy photo.
    WWII LCT web site, Courtesy Dean Christie

    There is no history record for LCT(5)-401 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
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    Last Updated 16 February 2018