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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)-418


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Letter of Commendation Commander LCT(6) Flotilla 21
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, 8 August 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 17 August 1942
  • Delivered 29 August 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-418 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-One, LCDR. W.B. Gillette USNR;
    LCT Group Sixty-One, LT. J. Finkelstein USNR and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 April to 30 June 1945

  • LCT(5)-418 was transported to Okinawa aboard USS LST-1000 at Portsmouth, VA. in Oct-Nov 1944
  • Following World War II LCT(5)-418 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)-418 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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