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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, 21 January 1944, at Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co., Levenworth, KS.
Launched, 22 February 1944
Delivered, 26 February 1944
Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. E. N. Morris USNR, Officer in Charge
During World War II LCT(6)-773 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)-773 was transported aboard USS LST-658 to the Western Caroline Islands for the Palau Islands operation
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 15 December 1945
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT(6) 773 earned one battle star for World War II service
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)-773 loaded on the main deck of USS LST-658 at Peleliu Island, circa 15 September 1944. In addition to LCT(6)-773 LST-658 also 5 LVT flamethrowers, 15 LVTs and 2 DUKWS, miscellaneous priority cargo including HE ammunition, gasoline, rations and equipment. She also carried 419 Marine and Naval personnel passengers.
||John De Noma
||USS LST-658 at Peleliu Island, 15 September 1944, launching Marine vehicles at a distance of about two and a half miles off of Orange Beach. After completing this phase of the operation LST-658 moved several more miles further out from the beach to launch LCT(6)-773.
||John De Noma
||USS LST-658 launching LCT(6)-773 on 15 September 1944 at 1234 H plus 4 1/2 hours, at Peleliu Island.
||John De Noma
There is no DANFS history available for LCT(6)-773 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
Action Report of the Invasion of Peleliu, Palau
Beach White Peleliu - CTF 32 Operation Plan A501-44 Appendix 4 to Annex "D"
Last Updated 18 July 2014
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