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Landing Craft Tank (Rocket)
LCT(5)(R)-448
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LCT(5)-448


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 10 September 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 15 September 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 24 September 1942
  • Modified and redesignated Landing Craft Tank (Rocket) LCT(5)(R)-448
  • During World War II LCT(5)(R)-448 was assigned to both the Europe-Africa-Middle East and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters and participated in the following campaigns;
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944 Invasion of Southern France, 15 to 16 August 1944

  • LCT(5)(R)-448 was deck loaded aboard USS LST-546 at Norfolk, 3 April 1945
  • Launched from the deck of USS LST-546 at Jinsen, Korea, 13 September 1945
  • While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT(5)(R)-448 came under the command of:
    LCT Flotilla Forty-One;
    LCT Group One Hundred Twenty-Two; and was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    2 September 1945 to 7 July 19462 September 1945 to 7 July 1946

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)(R)-464 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    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
    5,000 RP-3 60 lb rockets
    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. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    Last Updated 7 February 2014