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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 6):
  • Laid down, 9 September 1942, New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 14 September 1942
  • Delivered, 24 September 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-449 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Two, 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, 8 May to 30 June1945
  • Following World War II LCT(5)-449 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 11 July 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • LCT(5)-449 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • 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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    Size Image Description Contributed
    LCT-449 77k LCT(5)-449 under way, date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, July 1944 issue.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    LCT-449 145k What really happened in the above photo that was cropped for publication in "All Hands" magazine, July 1944.
    LCT(5)-449 having difficulty in finding a shallow spot backs away abandoning one Army truck.
    US National Archives photo # 80-N-44458
    Tracy White
    LCT-449 67k LCT(5)-449 inside the well deck of an unidentified LSD, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "Allied Landing Craft of World War II"
    Robert Hurst

    There is no history for LCT(5)-449 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 2 March 2018