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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-773


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:
    Asiatic-Pacific 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LST-658 194k 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
    LST-658 145k 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
    LST-658 161k 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 Islands
    Beach White Peleliu - CTF 32 Operation Plan A501-44 Appendix 4 to Annex "D"

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