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LCT(5)-353 (1942 - 1946)

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, 27 October 1942, at Decatur Iron & Steel Co., Decatur, IL.
  • Launched, delivered and placed in service, 6 November 1942, LTjg. Kenyon, C. H. (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT(5)-353 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Three, in the Aleutian Islands
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-Seven, LCDR. H.E. Rice USNR;
    LCT Group One Hundred-Eleven, LT. E. J. Hamlet
  • Reclassified Garbage Lighter YG-68 in September 1946
  • YG-68 was assigned to the 11th Naval District at San Diego, CA.
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold, for scrapping, 24 January 1950, to National Metals & Steel Co., Terminal Island, CA.
  • Resold, date unknown, to J.A. Jones Construction Co., Juneau, AK, named MV Cordova Salvor (ON 261741)
  • Final Disposition, stranded on Cape Sarichef, AK., 4 November 1957, declared a total loss
    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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    249k LCT(5)-353 beached while unloading at Kiska Island, Alaska, 23 August 1943.
    Photo from the J. Simpson MacKinnon Photograph Collection, 1943-1945. ASL-PCA-80, Alaska's Digital Archives ID ASL-P80-035. Alaska Historical Collections.
    David Upton
    234k LCT(5)-353 beached while unloading at Kiska Island, Alaska, 23 August 1943.
    Photo from the J. Simpson MacKinnon Photograph Collection, 1943-1945. ASL-PCA-80. Alaska's Digital Archives ID ASL-P80-034. The Alaska Historical Collections
    David Upton
    201k LCT(5)-353 stranded on Navy Town Beach, Kiska, Alaska after a storm in August 1943.
    US Navy BUAIR Photograph Collection, Kiska, 1943 ASL-PCA_430 Alaska Digital Archives ID ASL-P430-09 The Alaska Historical Collections.
    David Upton

    There is no history record for LCT(5)-353 available 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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