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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, 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:
|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
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.
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 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
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"
Last Updated 19 October 2012
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|