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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-817


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 12 January 1944, at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, MO.
  • Launched, 7 February 1944
  • Delivered, 15 February 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. John McCloy, USNR, Officer-in-Charge
    Relieved by ENS. Kenyon Wood USNR
    Relieved by ENS M.C. Musgrove USNR (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT-817 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Flotilla Thirteen, LCDR. L.L. Tower USN (21);
    LCT Group Thirty-Eight, LT. K.R.A. Gross USNR as a replacement LCT
  • Following World War II LCT(6)-817 was assigned to occupation service in the Far East from 28 October 1945 to 1 January 1947
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sunk off Iwo Jima by US Navy patrol aircraft by bombing, 14 April 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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