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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-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-717 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Fifteen;
    LCT Group Forty-Five
  • Following World War II LCT-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
    Specifications:
    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 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    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-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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