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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 - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - (Iwo Jima) - 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, 19 November 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 13 December 1943
Delivered, 7 April 1944
Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. Jon Hammerschmitt USNR Officer-in-Charge
During World War II LCT(6)-630 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Sixteen, LCDR C.P. Lewis USNR;
LCT Group Forty-Eight, LT. Robert T. Capeless USNR, during the Iwo Jima operation and
LCT Flotilla Twenty-Nine, LCDR. E.D. Gasson USNR;
LCT Group Eight-Five in the Marianas Islands from July 1945 and participated in the following campaign:
LCT(6)-630 also served at Ulithi and Saipan in August 1944
Following World War II LCT(6)-630 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 25 February 1946
Placed out of service in April 1946 at Iwo Jima
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-630 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, sunk off Iwo Jima by US Navy patrol aircraft by bombing, 14 April 1946
|Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 16 March 1945
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
limiting 3' 9"
maximum navigation 5'
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
gun shields 10lbs
Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
three propellers, 675shp
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World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 29 June 2018
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