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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 17 March 1944, at Mount Vernon Bridge Co., Mount Vernon, OH.
Launched, 7 April 1944
Delivered, 10 April 1944
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II USS LCT(6)-790 was first assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle Theater and later to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944
||Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 30 May to 30 June 1945
When assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT(6)-790 came under the command of:
LCT Flotilla Thirty-Eight, LCDR. M.R. Doherty USNR
LCT Group One Hundred Thirteen, LT. R. Berkemeyer USNR
Following World War II LCT(6)-790 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 1 September 1946
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-790 earned two battle stars 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)-790 alongside USS LST-49 moored pierside
at Oran, Algeria in November 1944. Note seaman painting over the side of USS LST-49.
||For the LST-49 Association;
Riley R. Requa MoMM3/C USS LST-49 and Larry Palmer BM2/C USS LST-49
There is no history for LCT(6)-790 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
Last Updated 14 December 2018
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