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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-726


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Lingayen Gulf, 4 to 18 January 1945) - 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, 22 January 1944, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 8 February 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 3 March 1944
  • During World War II LCT-726 and was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-two
    LCT Group Sixty-four and participated in the following campaign;
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 January 1945

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-726 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1"
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 5'; (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7kts
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    20lbs wheelhouse
    10lbs gun shield
    Propulsion
    three Gray Marine Diesel engines
    three propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LCT-726 98k LCT-726 crew photo, date and location unknown. Todd Jeren

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-726 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Last Updated 12 July 2013