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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-661


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 28 January 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 18 February 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 21 February 1944
  • During World War II LCT(6)-661 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Forty;
    LCT Group One Hundred Twenty
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 13 March 1947
  • 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-661 82k LCT(6)-661 dry docked at Gulfport Shipyard files, Port Arthur, TX, early 1947, prior to being transferred to the Maritime Commission, 13 March 1947.
    Gulfport Shipyard photo
    Jim Swank

    There is no history record for LCT(6)-661 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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