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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-870


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 - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 23 February 1944, at Darby Products of Steel Plate Corp., Kansas City, KS.
  • Launched, 28 March 1944
  • Delivered, 5 April 1944
  • During World War II LCT-870 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 24, Group 71, LCDR. F. Carmondy, in command, at New Guinea, the Philippines and Okinawa
  • Following World War II, LCT-870 performed occupation duty in Japan until turned over to the occupation government of Japan
  • Placed out of service circa late 1945-early 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    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.
    Complement 14
    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-870 69k LCT-870 beached near Yokohama, Japan, date unknown. Bob Masbaum for his father Robert J. Masbaum, Sr. MoMM3/c LCT-870
    LCT-870 87k
    LCT-870 41k View for the well-deck of LCT-870 looking forward, date and location unknown. Bob Masbaum for his father Robert J. Masbaum, Sr. MoMM3/c LCT-870
    LCT-870 69k View looking aft from the bow toward the conning tower and stern of LCT-870 underway with a load of cargo, date and location unknown. Bob Masbaum for his father Robert J. Masbaum, Sr. MoMM3/c LCT-870
    LCT-870 40k LCT-870 signal light. Note the reflection of MoMM3/c Masbaum in the lights lens, date and location unknown. Bob Masbaum for his father Robert J. Masbaum, Sr. MoMM3/c LCT-870
    LCT-870 51k Unidentified LCT-870 crew member with a monkey, date and location unknown. Bob Masbaum for his father Robert J. Masbaum, Sr. MoMM3/c LCT-870

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-870 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
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    Last Updated 24 July 2009