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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.
    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. Ships' service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-141/326 95k LCT(5)-141 and LCT(5)-326, Solomon Islands, date unknown. Ron Swanson, LCT Flotillas WW2, Newsletter editor-researcher
    LST-355 155k 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):
    USS LST-355,
    USS LST-783,
    LCT(6)-560 (destroyed),
    LCT(6)-891, and
    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.)
    US Naval History and Heritage Command

    There is no DANFS history for LCT(5)-141 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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