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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) (Lingayen Gulf, 9 to 14 January 1945 - Manila Bay-Bicol 15 to 17 February 1945) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)
Purple Heart (KIA - ENS. Harry Elmo Kennedy USNR, KIA 16 February 1945 - Benjamin Howard Middleton S1/c USNR, KIA 16 February 1945)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 27 January 1944, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
Launched, 17 February 1944
Delivered, 14 March 1944
Placed in service, ENS Harry Elmo Kennedy USNR Officer in Charge
During World War II LCT(6)-729 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Twenty-Two;
LCT Group Sixty-Five, LT H. R. Carson and participated in the following campaigns:
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Leyte landings, 9 December 1944
|Manila Bay-Bicol operations
Mariveles-Corregidor, 14 to 28 February 1945
Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 to 18 January 1945
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT(6)-729 earned three battle stars 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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There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-729 history located 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 Action Report - Bataan - Corregidor Operation
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 6 June 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|