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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 - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)
LCT(6)-861 was transferred to Thailand and named HTMS Adang (763)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 11 January 1944, at Darby Products of Steel Plate Corp., Kansas City, KS.
Launched, 15 February 1944
Delivered, 22 February 1944
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-861 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
Leyte landings, 20 October 1944
|Consolidation and capture of Southern Philippines
Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 23 April 1945
Placed out of service, date unknown
Transferred, date unknown, to Thailand, and commissioned into the Royal Thai Navy as HTMS Adang (763)
Placed out of commission by the Royal Thai navy, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT(6)-861 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
limiting 3' 9"
maximum navigation 5'
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
gun shields 10lbs
Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
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(6)-861 crew and jeep.
Back Row - Talbot (QM3/c); Malerk (Cooby - SC3/c); ENS. Patterson; Crossen (F1/c-EM); Ford (F1/c-EM); Malona (S1/c-Cox)
Middle Row - Maccarthy (Mac-MoM3/c); LTjg Douglas F. Allen
Front - Flores (F1/c-MoM) missing: Robinson (S1/c-SC, Tubabao Beach, Guiuan, Samar, March 1946
|Richardson Allen, for his father LTjg. Douglas F. Allen, (OIC LCT-861 1946)
| HTMS Adang (763)
||Ex-LCT(6)-861 (left) in Royal Thai naval service as HTMS Adang (763) and ex-LCT(6)-904 (right) in Royal Thai naval service as HTMS Kolam (765) moored at the decommissioning ship pier at the Royal Thai Navy Phachunlachomklao Dock Yard, 12 January 2008.
||Photo by NyeNava
There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-861 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
Last Updated 5 April 2015
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|