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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-689


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) Class:
  • Laid down, 18 March 1944, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 12 April 1944
  • Delivered, 18 April 1944
  • During World War II LCT(6)-689 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Sixteen, LCDR. C. P. Lewis USNR;
    LCT Group Forty-Six, LT. R. Carr USNR and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation to Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II LCT(6)-674 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 8 September 1945 to 21 February 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(6)-689 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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-689 134k LCT(6)-689 was loaded aboard USS LST-726, 31 Dec 1944, at Pearl Harbor, HI. for transport to Okinawa, where she was employed during and after the invasion. At 0715 hours, 1 April 1945, USS LST-726 dropped anchor in "LST Area Two", just off the western coast of Okinawa. LST-726 began listing at 1040 hours and when it reached the maximum of 11 degrees, LCT(6)-689 was launched into the water at 1117 hours. At 1255 hours, the LCT(6)-689 was underway to report for duty.
    Photo by Frederick L. Oselett Y2/c USS LST-726
    Mike Grobbel courtesy Frederick L. Oselett Family

    There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-689 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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