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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-720 was transferred to France after World War II
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Lingayen Gulf) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 6 January 1944, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
Launched, 25 January 1944
Delivered, 15 February 1944
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-720 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Twenty-Two;
LCT Group Sixty-Four and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
Lingayen Gulf landings, 8 to 18 January 1945
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck From the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
Transferred to the French navy, date unknown, commissioned RFS L9091
Decommissioned by France, 14 March 1953
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT(6)-720 earned one battle star for World War II service
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)-720 underway, date and location unknown.
||WWII LCT web site
There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-720 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 17 October 2014
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