Please Report Any Broken Links Or Trouble You Might Come Across To The Webmaster.
Please Take A Moment To Let Us Know So That We Can Correct Any Problems And Make Your Visit As Enjoyable And As Informative As Possible.


NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive

Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-681


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, 25 February 1944, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 21 March 1944
  • Delivered, 24 March 1944
  • Placed in service, ENS. Fred Meyer, USNR, Officer-in-Charge
  • During World War II LCT(6)-681 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    Flotilla Thirty-Eight;
    LCT Group One Hundred-Twelve for service in the Marianas and as a replacement LCT for
    LCT Flotilla Six, LT. L. W. Weigel, USNR;
    LCT Group Eighteen, LTjg. N. Dawson Jr., USNR for service at Iwo Jima after the island was secured
  • Following World War II LCT(6)-681 was assigned to Occupation service at Iwo Jima until placed out of service in April 1946
  • LCT(6)-681 was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.7 Target Vessel Group - Salvage Units for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • 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

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    By
    There are no images of LCT(6)-681 available at NavSource

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT(6)-681 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

    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Amphibious Ship Type Index Back To The Landing Craft Tank (LCT) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created by David W. Almond and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 19 February 2016