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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-884


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Lingayen Gulf, 9 to 14 January 1945) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 6 May 1944, at Derby Products of Steel Plate Corp., Kansas, KS.
  • Launched, 1 June 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 12 June 1944
  • During World War II LCT(6)-884 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Seven;
    LCT Group Eighty-One, LT. W.B. Hazeltine and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 6 to 18 January 1945

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 12 March 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(6)-884 earned one battle star 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-884 29k LCT(6)-884 underway, date and location unknown. Hyperwar US Navy in WWII
    LCT-800 205k LCT Flotilla Twenty-Seven, Group Eighty-One Letter of Commendation for service during the Luzon operation at Lingayen Gulf. Debra Burns for her Father Frank J. Katzler, Coxswain LCT-1167

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT(6)-884 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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