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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-891


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row- World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 7 June 1944, at Darby Products of Steel Plate Corp., Kansas City, KS.
  • Launched, 11 July 1944
  • Delivered, 19 July 1944
  • During World War II LCT(6)-891 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-Four, LCDR. H. A. Shuler, USNR
    LCT Group One Hundred, LT. G. J. Gauthier, USNR and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 15 May to 30 June 1945
  • Following World War II LCT(6)-891 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 2 January 1946
  • Final Disposition, destroyed by explosion and fire at Gushikawa, Chimu Wan, Okinawa, 2 January 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-891 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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    LST-355 155k Scene on a Gushikawa beach, shortly after a large ammunition explosion wrecked LCT-560 and damaged several other ships, on January 2, 1946. Ships landing on beach are (from left to right):
    USS LST-355,
    USS LST-783,
    LCT(5)LCT-141,
    LCT(6)LCT-560 (destroyed),
    LCT(6)LCT-891, and
    LCT(6)LCT-785. Offshore is
    USS LST-920, which had been beached between the other two LSTs at the time of the explosion.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 76149. Courtesy of Lieutenant Commander Frank L. Howard (Ret.)
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    LCT-560 77k From right to left: the port side of USS LST-783 the remains of LCT(6)-1414, LCT(6)-560, LCT(6)-891 and LCT(6)-785 on the beach at Gushikawa, Chimu Wan, Okinawa, after the fire and explosion aboard LCT-560 on 2 January 1946. See below National Archive documents for explanation. Joey Kelly
    LCT-560 289k Finding of Facts pertinent to the 2 January 1946 fire and explosion at Gushikawa, Chimu Wan, Okinawa of LCT(6)-1414, LCT(6)-560, LCT(6)-891 and LCT(6)-785.
    US Navy document from the collections of the US National Archives.
    Joey Kelly
    LCT-560 316k Causality list pertinent to the 2 January 1946 fire and explosion at Gushikawa, Chimu Wan, Okinawa of LCT(6)-1414, LCT(6)-560, LCT-891 and LCT-785 This list also includes casualties from nearby LSTs USS LST-783 and USS LST-926
    US Navy letter from Commander NOB Okinawa to CINCPAC, dated 7 January 1946 now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Joey Kelly

    There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-891 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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