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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(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"
limiting 3' 9"
maximum navigation 5'
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
gun shields 10lbs
Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
three propellers, 675shp
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||Task Unit 76.4.10 LCTs, 10 December 1944, approaching Dulag, Leyte Island, P.I.
Task Unit 76.4.10 consisting of;
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
||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
Last Updated 20 July 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|