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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-861


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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    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
    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-861
    LCT-861 194k 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)
    LCT-861 210k 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

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