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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 - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 21 July 1942, New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.
Launched, 31 July 1942
Delivered, 14 August 1942
During World War II LCT(5)-408 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Twenty-Nine, LCDR. E. D. Gasson USNR;
LCT Group Eighty-Seven and participated in the following campaign;
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 8 May to 30 June 1945
Following World War II LCT(5)-408 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 11 July 1946
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(5)-408 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
limiting 3' 9"
maximum navigation 5'
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
gun shields 10lbs
Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
three propellers, 675shp
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||LCT(5)-408 on the main deck of USS
LST-1007 while beached, date and location unknown.
There is no history for LCT(5)-408 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
Last Updated 16 February 2018
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