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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-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, ENS. John McCloy, USNR, Officer-in-Charge
    Relieved by ENS. Kenyon Wood, USNR
  • During World War II LCT-817 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 16 (LCDR Lewis, in command), Group 48 (LT. Robert T. Capeless, in command) as a replacement LCT and saw service at Iwo Jima after the island was secured
  • Following World War II LCT-817 performed occupation duty at Iwo Jima until placed out of service in April 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, sunk off Iwo Jima by US Navy patrol aircraft by bombing, 14 April 1946
    Specifications:
    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.
    Complement 14
    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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