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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 10 January 1944, at Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co., Levenworth, KS.
  • Launched, 7 February 1944
  • Delivered, 14 February 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. W.K. Rosengren USNR in charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT(6)-771 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. A.Z. Kouri USNR;
    LCT Group Forty, LTjg. C. A. Riddle Jr. USNR and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Western Caroline Islands operation
    Assault and occupation of southern Palau Island, 15 September 14 October 1944

  • LCT(6)-771 was transported aboard USS LST-553 to the Western Caroline Islands for the Palau Islands operation
  • Placed out of service date and location unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 29 March 1946
  • LCT(6)-771 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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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-928 35k LCT(6)-771 and LCT(6)-928 beached at Ngeregong Palau, Western Caroline Islands in 1945 while loading the US Army 45th Coast Artillery.
    Photo courtesy collection of the late Col. Bud Halsey
    Sam Stokes

    There is no history record for LCT(6)-771 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
    Western Caroline Islands Attack Landing Order
    Beach White Peleliu - CTF 32 Operation Plan A501-44 Appendix 4 to Annex "D"

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    Last Updated 19 October 2018