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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-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, date unknown, ENS. Richard Ward USNR Officer-in-Charge
  • During World War II LCT(6)-632 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater 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

  • While serving in the Asiatic-Pacific Fleet LCT(6)-632 came under the command of:
    LCT Flotilla Sixteen, LCDR C. P. Lewis USNR;
    LCT Group Forty-Eight, LT. Robert T. Capeless USNR, at Iwo Jima
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Nine in the Marianas Islands from July 1945
  • LCT(6)-632 also served at Ulithi and Saipan in August 1944
  • Placed out of service in April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-632 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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    LCT-632 29k LCT(6)-632 beached at Iwo Jima while off-loading vehicles, date unknown. Kevin Davis
    LCT-632 33k LCT(6)-632 beached at Iwo Jima, date unknown. WWII LCT web site

    There is no history available for LCT(6)-632 at Navsource.
    Officers In Charge
    01ENS. Ward, Richard, USNR?
    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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