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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-749


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:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 April to 30 June1945
  • 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
    Specifications:
    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.
    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 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LCT-749 52k 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.
    US Naval Historical Center
    LCT-749 78k 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.
    US Naval Historical Center

    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

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 13 May 2011