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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
Laid down, 18 August 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
Launched, 2 September 1942
Delivered, 5 October 1942
Placed in service, date unknown, ENS W. S. Taylor, USNR, Officer in Charge (May 1945)
During World War II LCT(5)-141 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Six, LT. L. W. Weigel USNR;
LCT Group Eighteen, LTjg. N. Dawson Jr., USNR
LCT(5)-141 also serviced in the Solomon Islands, spring and summer 1943
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 24 October 1945
Final Disposition, hulk destroyed, 5 October 1945
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.
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. Ships' service generator
three propellers, 675shp
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||LCT(5)-141 and LCT(5)-326, Solomon Islands, date unknown.
||Ron Swanson, LCT Flotillas WW2, Newsletter editor-researcher
||Scene on a Gushikawa beach, shortly after a large ammunition explosion wrecked LCT(5)-560 and damaged several other ships,
on January 2, 1946. Ships landing on beach are (from left to right):
LCT(6)-785. Offshore is
USS LST-920, which had been beached between the other two LSTs at the time of the explosion.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 76149. Courtesy of Lieutenant Commander Frank L. Howard (Ret.)
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There is no DANFS history for LCT(5)-141 available at NavSource
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