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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-632


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, Iwo Jima)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 27 November 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 19 December 1943
  • Delivered, 7 April 1944
  • Placed in service, ENS. Richard Ward, USNR, Officer-in-Charge
  • During World War II LCT-630 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    Iwo Jima LCT Flotilla Sixteen, LCDR C. P. Lewis USNR;
    LCT Group Forty-Eight, LT. Robert T. Capeless USNR
    Marianas Islands from July 1945 LCT Flotilla Twenty-Nine
    LCT Group Eighty-Fiveand 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-632 also served at Ulithi and Saipan in August 1944
  • Placed out of service in April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sunk off Iwo Jima by US Navy patrol aircraft by bombing, 14 April 1946
  • LCT-632 received one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" ovl.
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 5' (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    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-632 29k LCT-632 beached at Iwo Jima while off-loading vehicles, date unknown. Kevin Davis
    LCT-632 33k LCT-632 beached at Iwo Jima, date unknown. WWII LCT web site

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT-632 at Navsource.
    Officers In Charge
    01ENS. Ward, Richard, USNR7 April 1944 - ?
    02ENS. Fletcher, W. G. USNRMay 1945

    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

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