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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:
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
|Campaign and Dates
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)
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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||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.
||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
Last Updated 20 July 2018
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