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Landing Craft Tank
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
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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||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
Last Updated 9 July 2012
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