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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, 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;
|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
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(6)-632 beached at Iwo Jima while off-loading vehicles, date unknown.
||LCT(6)-632 beached at Iwo Jima, date unknown.
||WWII LCT web site
There is no history available for LCT(6)-632 at Navsource.
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Last Updated 29 June 2018
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