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Landing Craft Tank
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
Placed in service, date unknown
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:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 30 June 1945
Following World War II LCT(6)-689 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
LCT(6)-689 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.
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)-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.
Frederick L. Oselett Y2/c USS LST-726
|Mike Grobbel courtesy Frederick L. Oselett Family
There is no history for LCT(6)-689 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 13 July 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|