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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
(See U.S.S. LCT (6) Group 79, Flotilla 27 ltr dated 6 November 1945)
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal (1)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 8 April 1944, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 3 May 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service at New Orleans, LA., 12 May 1944, Ens. Paul Springer USNR, OinC
  • During World War II LCT-697 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater Group 79 Flotilla 27
  • Placed out of service in, 7 June 1946 in the Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1946
  • Sold 27 September 1947 to Maritima & Co., Philippines, fate unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-697 earned one battle star and the Navy Unit Commendation as part of Group 79, Flotilla 27 for WWII service
    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.
    Complement 14
    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 Gray Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LCT-697 75k LCT-697 at anchor, date and location unknown. Contributed by Paul Springer LCT-697, Submitted by Stanley H. Wallace MoMM2/c USS LST-574

    History entry located at Navsource
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    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Last Updated 6 May 2011