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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 - 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:
|Campaign and Dates
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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
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
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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Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 17 August 2007
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|