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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-782


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, 26 January 1944, at Mount Vernon Bridge Co., Mount Vernon, OH.
  • Launched, 14 February 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 16 March 1944, Ltjg. L. A. Weckler in charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT-782 was assigned to 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
    Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944

  • LCT-782 was transported aboard USS LST-607 to the Western Caroline Islands for the Palau Islands operation
  • Placed out of service, date and location unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT 782 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-782 148k LCT-782 beached at Ngeregong Palau, Western Caroline Islands while loading supplies and equipment of the US Army 45th Coast Artillery in 1945.
    Photo courtesy collection of the late Col. Bud Halsey
    Sam Stokes

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT-782 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 2012