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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, 9 March 1944, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy IL.
Launched, 23 March 1944
Delivered and placed in service, 27 March 1944
During World War II LCT-749 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, LCT Flotilla 21 Group 63
LCT-749 was loaded aboard USS LST-767 at Pearl Harbor, T.H., 10 December 1944 and launched at Okinawa, 3 April 1945) and participated in the following campaign:
Following World War II LCT-749 performed occupation duty 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
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT-749 earned one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 April to 30 June1945
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
Draft 5'; (max)
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
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 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
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||LCT-749 on board USS LST-767. LCT-749 was loaded on LST-767at Pearl Harbor on 10 December 1944 and launched off Okinawa 3 April 1945. The pontoon causeway sections visible on LST-767's sides were loaded, 14 December 1944 and launched during the night of 2-3 April 1945.
US Navy photo # NH 99145 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy of Barry Reynolds, 1990, from the collection of Jean Stewart Reynolds.
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||LCT-749 being launched from USS LST-767 off Okinawa, 3 April 1945. LCT-749.
US Navy photo # NH 99146 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, courtesy of Barry Reynolds, 1990, from the collection of Jean Stewart Reynolds.
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There is no DANFS history record for LCT-749 available 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 13 May 2011
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