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LC-27: LCT-5

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HURL Artifact No. LC-27 *Denotes approximations and speculations
Name: LCT-5 Lost: Unknown
Artifact Type: Landing Craft Found: 22-Sep-2000
Nationality: USA Dive No: PV-444
Class or Make: LCT Location: Defensive Sea Area
Model: Mk 5 Depth (m): 413m
Purpose: Transport Tanks or Cargo HURL crew: Kerby, Holloway
Serial Number: Unknown Additional Dives:
Built/Launched: 1942
Length: 114' 2"
Width: 32' 8"
Height: 36"
Circumstance of Loss: *Scuttled Crew Personnel/Position: 1 Officer, 12 Crewmen
Reason of Loss: Unknown Crew Survivals/Fatalities: n/a
Artifact History: *Mk 5' LCT's -352 and -66 are listed as "sunk at Pearl Harbor" on April 12, 1945. The 3 LCT's lost in the West Loch Disaster were Mk 6's.
Artifact Condition: Vessel is fully enacted including gun mounts. It is resting on, an overhanging a 20' high boulder at it's stern. The wheelhouse block is centered on the stern confirming it is a Mk 5. All armament has been removed.
Additional Information: All Mark V's were disposed of after the war either by scrapping or selling. Numbers are painted in large numbers on the bow's exterior. This area was not surveyed.