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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right, top to bottom
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) Class:
Laid down, 13 March 1944, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
Launched, 6 April 1944
Delivered, 12 April 1944
During World War II LCT(6)-687 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT(6)-687 earned two battle stars
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
Leyte landings, 20 October 1944
|Consolidation of the southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 23 April 1945
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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||LCT(6)-687 and USS LST-206 beached with three unidentified LSTs, date and location unknown.
||Michael Whittaker for his father Richard R. Whittaker USCGR USS LST-206
There is no DANFS history record of LCT(6)-687 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 4 April 2014
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