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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 (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(6)-726 and 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 campaign;
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-726 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
|Campaign and Dates
Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 January 1945
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-726 crew photo, date and location unknown.
||LCT-726 Skipper James Owen Farley and his crew at Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands, 12 March 1946.
Top row, left to right; McKenna, Kosherzenko (spelling uncertain), Joe Greenberg, Johnson, Underwood
Bottom row, left to right; Binny, Welch, Farley - Skipper, Latona, Urbanowicz
There is no history for LCT(6)-726 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
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 8 May 2020
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