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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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 29 March 1944, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
Launched, 21 April 1944
Delivered, 29 April 1944
Placed in service, ENS. Ward Whitehorse, USNR, Officer-in-Charge
Relived by ENS. Louis (Jerry) Fitzpatrick, USNR
During World War II LCT-693 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 21 Group 63 at Pearl Harbor, T.H. in December 1944
Reassigned to LCT Flotilla 16 (LCDR Lewis, in command), Group 48 (LT. Robert T. Capeless, in command) as a replacement LCT seeing service at Iwo Jima after the island was secured
Following World War II LCT-693 performed occupation duty at Iwo Jima until placed out of service in April 1946
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sunk off Iwo Jima by US Navy patrol aircraft by bombing, 14 April 1946
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" ovl.
Beam 32' 8"
Draft 5' (max)
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 10 June 2005
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