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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-630


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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 16 March 1945
  • 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

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