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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-717


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


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


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 29 December 1943, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 17 January 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 8 February 1944
  • During World War II LCT(6)-717 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Fifteen
    LCT Group Forty-Five
  • Following World War II LCT(6)-717 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 3 February to 9 April 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    LCT MK6 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-716
    LCT-1073 28k Task Unit 76.4.10 LCTs, 10 December 1944, approaching Dulag, Leyte Island, P.I. Task Unit 76.4.10 consisting of;
    LCT(6)-1039,
    LCT(6)-1072,
    LCT(6)-1074,
    LCT(6)-1038,
    LCT(6)-1068,
    LCT(6)-1067,
    LCT(6)-716,
    LCT(6)-717,
    LCT(6)-718,
    LCT(6)-722,
    LCT(6)-724,
    LCT(6)-725,
    LCT(6)-1071,
    LCT(6)-1073
    and
    LCT(6)-1075.
    Task Unit 76.4.10 departed Hollandia, 3 December 1944 and launched from LSD's in San Pedro Bay, 9 December 1944 to deliver companies of the US Army's 542 Engineers, Boat and Shore Regiment.
    Photo taken by Bernard L. DeNoma (signalman) LCT-725 and submitted by John S. DeNoma
    LCT-717 186k Army engineers use bulldozers to extract bogged down vehicles in the sand as LCT-717 lands troops and vehicles at Pulupandam, Negros Island, Philippines Islands, circa April 1945. John De Noma

    There is no history record for LCT(6)-717 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

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