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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:
|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.
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)-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
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"
Last Updated 19 October 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|