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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 18 January 1944, at Darby Products of Steel Plate Corp., Kansas City, KS.
Launched, 18 February 1944
Delivered and placed in service, 26 February 1944, ENS. H. H. Geiger USNR in charge
During World War II LCT(6)-862 was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. A. Z. Kouri USNR;
LCT Group Forty, LTjg. C. A. Riddle Jr. USNR and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944
Placed out of service in 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 7 February 1946
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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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There is no DANFS history record for LCT(6)-862 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 9 August 2013
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