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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-635


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)



LCT-635 was transferred to France after World War II
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 6 December 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 24 December 1943
  • Delivered, 8 April 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(6)-635 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Seven;
    LCT Group Eighty and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 8 to 18 January 1945

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
  • LCT(6)-635 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Transferred to France, date unknown
  • Placed out of service by the French navy, 7 July 1951
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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-635 27k Ex-LCT(6)-836 in French naval service, beached in French Indo-China, date and location unknown. André Pilon

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT(6)-635 available 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

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