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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)
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
    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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