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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 29 June 1944, Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, Mo.
Launched, 2 August 1944
Delivered, 7 August 1944
During World War II LCT-849 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific
Following World War II LCT-849 performed occupation duty including China service from 2 September 1945 to 7 March 1947
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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.
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 Gray Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
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||LCT-849, USS LSM-431, USS LSM-222, and USS LSM-164 at Tientsin, China in September 1945 after bringing Marines from Okinawa for the surrender of North China.
||Henry S. Kehrli FC3/c & RdM2/c USS LSM-431
There is no DANFS history for LCT-849 available at Navsource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 13 May 2011
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