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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-848


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, 23 June 1944, at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, MO.
  • Launched, 25 July 1944
  • Delivered, 31 July 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown, ENS E. J. Sims USNR Officer in Charge
  • During World War II LCT(6)-848 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-Five, LCDR. W. C. Margetts, USNR;
    LCT Group One Hundred Four, LT. K. C. Allen, USNR
  • Following World War II LCT(6)-848 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 9 April 1946
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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    LST-17 368k LCT(6)-648 deck loaded aboard USS LST-17 while underway in the Pacific, date unknown. Dale Maloney

    There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-848 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

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