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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.
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 at anchor, date and location unknown.
||Contributed by Paul Springer LCT-697, Submitted by Stanley H. Wallace MoMM2/c USS LST-574
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Last Updated 6 May 2011
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