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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 25 January 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 17 February 1944
  • Delivered, 24 February 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. F. N. Clark Officer in Charge
  • During World War II LCT(6)-670 was assigned to Asiatic Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. A. Z. Kouri, USNR;
    LCT Group Forty-Two, LTjg. B. A. Wagner, USNR; and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Western Caroline Islands operation
    Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)670 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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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    LST-1006 340k LCT(6)-670 loaded on the deck of USS LST-1006 at Pearl Harbor in the summer of 1944. YTL-340 is alongside.
    Photo from the collection of LCDR. Dayton Brown.
    Tracy White
    LCT-670 306k LCT(6)-670 approaching Red Beach during the landing at Angaur in southern Palau Islands in September of 1944. The LCP taking a wave over the stern is preparing to assist a LCVP that had broached aside LCT(6)-670s landing slot.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-284040, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, College Park, Maryland.
    Tracy White
    LCT-670 241k LCT(6)-670 grounded at Red Beach and unloading light vehicles shortly after the above photo was taken. Note the shattered vegetation from pre-landing bombardment.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-284049, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, College Park, Maryland
    Tracy White

    There is no history available for LCT(6)-670 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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    Last Updated 5 October 2018