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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, 24 November 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 19 December 1943
Delivered, 7 April 1944
Placed in service, ENS. Richard Fletcher, Officer-in-Charge
During World War II LCT-631 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Sixteen, LCDR Lewis;
Group Forty-Eight, LT. Robert T. Capeless, at Iwo Jima and
LCT Flotilla Twenty-Nine;
LCT Group Eighty-Five in the Marianas Islands from July 1945 and participated in the following campaign:
LCT(6)-631 also served at Ulithi and Saipan in August 1944
Following World War II LCT(6)-631 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 8 September 1945 to 25 February 1946
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sunk off Iwo Jima by US Navy patrol aircraft by bombing, 14 April 1946
LCT(6)-631 earned one battle star for World War II service
|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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||LCT-631 and USS LSM-239 along with LCT-1318 beached at Iwo Jima, circa 2 to 16 March 1945 while unloading equipment and supplies. The beached is littered with abandoned boats and equipment.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LCT-631, near distance, and USS LSM-202, far distance, beached at Iwo Jima, 21 February 1945.
||Michael Hollis for his father LTjg. Jack D.Hollis, USS LCS(L)(3)-31 and LCS(L) Group Seven staff.
||LCT-631 and USS LSM-48 beached at Iwo Jima, February 1945.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||USS LSM-285 moored with other LSMs, LCTs including
and USS LST-1075, date and location unknown.
||Joel Price for his father ENS. Phil Price USNR, XO LSM-285
There is no DANFS history available for LCT-631 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
Last Updated 31 July 2015
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