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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-738


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 18 February 1944, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 3 March 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 30 March 1944
  • During World War II LCT-738 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and was transported to the Philippines on the deck of LST-693. LCT-738 participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, October and November 1944
    Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
    Cebu Island landings, March and April 1945
    Mindanao Island landings, March to July 1945

  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-738 earned two battle stars 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 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Gray Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    Last Updated 17 August 2007