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Landing Ship Utility LSU-684
Landing Craft Tank LCT(6)-684 (1944 - 1949)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Second Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Korean Service Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation
Third Row - Philippines Liberation Medal (1) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Memorial Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) Class:
Laid down, 4 March 1944, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
Launched, 29 March 1944
Delivered, 1 April 1944
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-684 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Twenty-Four, LCDR. F. Carmondy
LCT Group Seventy and participated in the following campaign;
|Campaign and Dates
|Manila Bay - Bicol operations
Carabao Island, Manila Bay. 16 April 1945
Following World War II LCT(6)-684 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 8 September 1945 to 25 March 1946
Redesignated Utility Landing Ship LSU-684 in 1949
LSU-684 served in the Korean War zone from 22 September 1951 to 4 August 1952
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
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.
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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||LSU-684 ferrying former Allied prisoners of war out to the
USNS General Nelson M. Walker (T-AP-125) at anchor in Inchon, harbor, South Korea.
The General Nelson M. Walker was the first ship to head for home from Korea with former prisoners as passengers.
AP wirephoto dated 11 August 1952.
There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-684 / LSU-684 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
Last Updated 20 May 2016
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