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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-860


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - Iwo Jima)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) Class:
  • Laid down, 4 January 1944, at Derby Products of Steel Plate Corp., Kansas City, KS.
  • Launched, 7 February 1944
  • Delivered, 16 February 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. R. A. Shipe USNR, Officer in Charge (May 1945(
  • During World War II LCT-680 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    At Pearl Harbor
    LCT Flotilla Twenty One
    LCT Group Sixty-One
    In the Marianas Islands in July 1945
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Nine
    LCT Group Eight-Five
    At Iwo Jima
    LCT Flotilla Sixteen
    LST Group Forty-Eight and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 2 to 16 March 1945

  • LCT(6)-860 reached Iwo Jima, 16 February 1945 transported by USS LST-790
  • Placed out of 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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    LCT-869 299k LCT(6)-860 beached at Iwo Jima, 16 February 1945 (D+1). David Fredrick for his father Frank J Fredrick SC2/c LCT-860
    LCT-869 290k LCT(6)-860 beached at Iwo Jima, circa February-March 1945. David Fredrick for his father Frank J Fredrick SC2/c LCT-860
    LCT-869 336k LCT(6)-860 beached at Iwo Jima while off loading vehicles, circa February-March 1945. David Fredrick for his father Frank J Fredrick SC2/c LCT-860
    LCT-869 256k LCT Six Flotilla Sixteen Letter of Commendation to all LCTs of Group 48 of which LCT(6)-860 was assigned. David Fredrick for his father Frank J Fredrick SC2/c LCT-860
    LCT-869 316k LCT(6)-860 enlisted crew members, Christmas in the Pacific, 1945. Crew members are identified on the back of the photo as: Saylor, Devaney , Jenning , Bevan, (Frank J.) Fredrick , Sal, Davis. David Fredrick for his father Frank J Fredrick SC2/c LCT-860

    There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-860 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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