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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 9 September 1942, New York Shipbuilding Corp, Camden, N.J.
Launched, 14 September 1942
Delivered, 24 September 1942
During World War II LCT-449 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 34 and participated in the following campaign:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT-449 earned one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, May 1945
Displacement 143 t.(lt), 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1"
Beam 32' 8"
Draft 5' (max)
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
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||LCT-449 underway, date and place unknown.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, July 1944 issue.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||LCT-449 inside the well deck of an unidentified LSD, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from "Allied Landing Craft of World War II"
There is no DANFS history for LCT-449 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 9 January 2009
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|