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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 30 December 1943, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 22 January 1944
  • Delivered, 14 February 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. T.E Curtis USNR in command (June 1944)
  • During World War II LCT(6)-719 was transported to Manus Island by USS LST-666 and was assigned to:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Two;
    LCT Group Sixty-Four and
    LCT Group Sixty-Six (temporary), LT. E. L. Huie and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 8 to 18 January 1945
    Disembarked from USS Casa Grande (LSD-13) at 0730 as part of the seventh wave of the Lingayen Gulf invasion.
    After initial assault commenced unloading operations from ship to shore". -WAR DIARY FLOTILLA 22, GROUP 64)
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-719 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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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    LCT-719 167k LCT(6)-719 crew photo, June 1944. In the center of the photos the skipper (Officer in Charge) ENS. T.E. Curtis USNR, others in the photo include (as identified by Joseph A. Baumann), Donald R. Babb SC3c (ship's cook) next to and whose left shoulder is touching ENS Curtis's right shoulder, Joseph A Baumann (F/1c) seated over ENS. Curtis's left shoulder and wearing a watch cap, John C. Jordan S2/c, shirtless, seated behind the life ring. Tom Baumann
    LCT-719 42k LCT(6)-719 under way at Lingayen Gulf, possibly early after the invasion as her machine guns are still mounted. John De Noma

    There is no history for LCT(6)-719 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS LCT(6) Group 66 War Diary - February 1945
    USS LCT(6) Group 66 War Diary - March 1945
    USS LCT(6) Group 66 War Diary - April 1945
    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 20 July 2018