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Landing Craft Tank (Rocket)
LCT(5)(R)-481

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LCT(5)-481


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 9 October 1942, at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, N.J.
  • Launched, 14 October 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 27 October 1942
  • LTjg. Lawrence J. Larson Officer in Charge, 28 December 1944 to 30 June 1944
  • LCT(5)-481 was deck loaded onto USS LST-334 for transportation to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • During World War II LCT(5)-481 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns;
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    New Georgia Group operation
    New Georgia-Rendova-Vangunu occupation 20 June to 5 October 1943
    Treasury-Bougainville operation
    Occupation and defense of Cape Torokina, 1 November to 15 December 1943

  • Redesignated Landing Craft Tank (Rocket) LCT(R)-481, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-481 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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    LST-334 89k Starboard broadside view of USS LST-334 off Norfolk Navy Yard, Portsmouth, VA., with LCT(5)-481 on deck, 5 January 1943. Photograph was received from the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, Portsmouth, VA., in 1972.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 84028.
    David Larson

    There is no DANFS history for available for LCT(5)(R)-481 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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