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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 - Combat Action Ribbon (3 - Terragona, Leyte Gulf, 10 December 1944 - Lingayen Gulf, 9 to 14 January 1945 - Manila Bay-Bicol 15 to 17 February 1945) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 7 January 1944, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 1 February 1944
  • Delivered, 21 February 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(6)-722 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Two;
    LCT Group Sixty-Five, LT H. R. Carson and
    LCT Group Sixty-Six (temporary), LT. E. L. Huie and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 9 December 1944
    Manila Bay-Bicol operations
    Mariveles-Corregidor, 15 to 17 February 1945
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 to 18 January 1945

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
  • LCT(6)-722 earned three battle stars 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-722 54k LCT(6)-722 moored at her builders yard, Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL. February 1944.
    Photo courtesy Quincy Public Library.
    Dana Myers
    LCT-1073 28k 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
    LCT-722 28k LCT(6)-722 beached at Lingayen Gulf, possibly early after the invasion as her machine guns are still mounted.
    Contributed in memory of Donald Cass, QM LCT-722
    John De Noma

    There is no history record for LCT-722 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 - December 1944
    USS LCT(6) Group 66 War Diary - January 1945
    USS LCT(6) Group 66 War Diary - February 1945
    USS LCT(6) Group 66 Action Report - Bataan - Corregidor Operation - 18 February 1945
    USS LCT(6) Group 66 War Diary - March 1945
    USS LCT(6) Group 66 War Diary - April 1945
    USS LCT(6) Group 66 War Diary - July 1945
    USS LCT(6) Group 66 War Diary - August 1945
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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