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Landing Craft Tank (Rocket)


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
  • During World War II LCT(5)-482 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Five, LCDR Paul A. Wells;
    LCT Group Fifteen;
    LCT Division Thirty 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)-482, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(5)-482 earned two battle stars 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
    5,000 RP-3 60 lb rockets
    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. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    Size Image Description Contributed
    LCT-482 66k LCT(5)-482 landing trucks, at Emirau Island, Dutch East Indies, date unknown. Courtesy Joe W Bell QM3, USN, LCT(5)-376 and WWII LCTs web site
    LCT-482 49k LCT(5)-482 beach at Bougainville Island, Solomon Islands, 14 February 1944.
    US National Archives still photo from film
    Bill Brinkley
    LCT-159/482 6k LCT(5)-482 and LCT(5)-159 landing troops, date and location unknown. Richard Fox, WWII Landing Craft Tank web site
    LCT-159/482 17k
    LCT-159/482 10k

    There is no history for LCT(5)-482 / LCT(R)-482 at the US Naval Historical Center web site
    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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