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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 (2 - Tarragona, Leyte, 10 Dec. 1944 and Lingayen Gulf, 9-14 Jan. 1945] - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 17 January 1944, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 4 February 1944
  • Delivered, 2 March 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(6)-725 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Two;
    LCT Group Sixty-Four and
    LCT Group Sixty-Six (temporary), LT. E. L. Huie and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 10 October to 29 November 1944
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 5 to 18 January 1945

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
  • LCT(6)-725 earned two 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-725 48k LCT(6)-725 beached in the Philippines or Admiralty Islands, date unknown. LCT(6)-725 was brought from the United States in two pieces and delivered to the Admiralty Islands where the two sections were off loaded into shallow water that was protected by a reef. The two pieces were then joined (bolted together) by crew members who had to swim underwater using large wrenches to bolt the two sections together. Once assembled, LCT(6)-725's ballast tanks were filled with compressed air to float her to the surface. The fear of the crew beyond the enemy was sharks, sun and coral snakes. Photo by Bernard DeNoma LCT-725 radioman and machine gunner
    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-725 36k LCT(6)-725 beached with her ramp down at Dagupan, P.I. Photo by Bernard DeNoma LCT-725 radioman and machine gunner

    There is no history for LCT(6)-725 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 - May 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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