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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
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 20 January 1944, at Darby Products of Steel Plate Corp., Kansas City, KS.
Launched, 22 February 1944
Delivered, 29 February 1944
Placed in service, date and location unknown
LCT-863 served in the Philippines
Placed out of service, 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 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
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||LCT-413 underway at Tacloban, Leyte in November 1945 headed for USS Rodman (AP-126) with approximately 400 army personnel who boarded the transport for the journey home.
Photograph from the collection of Chaplain LTjg. LeRoy S. Hulan USNR.
|Richard Hulan for father Ltjg Leroy S. Hulan CHC USNR USS Rodman
There is no DANFS history for LCT-863 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 7 January 2011
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