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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-816


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, 6 January 1944, at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, MO.
  • Launched, 1 February 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 9 February 1944, LTjg. F. O. LaGrange Jr., USNR, Officer in Charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT(6)-816 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-Seven, LCDR. H.E. Rice, USNR;
    LCT Group One Hundred Ten, and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 16 March 1945

  • LCT(6)-816 was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.5 (Target Vessels - Landing Craft Units - LCT Group 15 (LCT GRU 15) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT-816 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, scuttled off Kwajalein Atoll in June 1947
    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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