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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Letter of Commendation Commander LCT(6) Flotilla 21
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 7 March 1944, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
Launched, 22 March 1944
Delivered, and placed in service, 22 April 1944, ENS. W. K. Farqudrarson USNR, Officer-in-Charge (May 1945)
During World War II LCT(6)-748 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Twenty-One, LCDR. W. B. Gillette USNR;
LCT Group Sixty-One, LT. J. Finelstein USNR; and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 30 June 1945
Following World War II LCT(6)-748 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 1 September 1946
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-748 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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(6)-1244 "Sea Bitch" transporting members of the 7th Air Force bound for the United States from White Beach, Okinawa to
transports lying off shore, 18 October 1945.
US National Archives photos, courtesy fold3.com.
There is no DANFS history record available for LCT(6)-748 at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 25 February 2016
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|