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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-866


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 5 February 1944, at Darby Products of Steel Plate, Kansas City, KS.
  • Launched, 7 March 1944
  • Delivered, 17 March 1944
  • Placed in service, ENS. Snyder Von Day, USNR, Officer-in-Charge
  • During World War II LCT(6)-866 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LST Flotilla Twenty-nine
    LCT Group Eighty-five in the Marianas;
    LCT Flotilla Sixteen, LCDR C. P. Lewis, USNR;
    LCT Group Forty-eight, LT. R. T. Capeless, USNR, at at Iwo Jima
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sunk off Iwo Jima by US Navy patrol aircraft by bombing, 14 April 1946
    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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    LSM-239 67k LCT(6)-866 and USS LSM-239 off Okinawa, date unknown.
    US Navy photo # N-26585A.
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    There is no DANFS record available for LCT(6)-866 at Navsource.
    Officer in Charge
    01ENS. Snyder Von Day, USNRMarch 1944
    02ENS. H. C. Harrison Jr., USNRMay 1945
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    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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