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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, 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:
|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
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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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 19 February 2016
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