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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-898


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 8 March 1944, at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Leavenworth, KS.
  • Launched, 8 April 1944
  • Delivered, 15 April 1944
  • Placed in service, date and location unknown, ENS. Lawrence A. Neumann, Officer in Charge, April 1944 to June 1945
  • During World War II LCT(6)-898 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Eight;
    LCT Group Forty-Four and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operations
    Leyte landings, 20 October 1944
    Red Beach below Catmon Hill
    Consolidation and capture of the Southern Philippines
    Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 23 April 1945
    Borneo operations
    Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 7 July 1945
     

  • LCT-898 was loaded on board USS LST-698 at New Orleans in June 44 before departing for Pearl Harbor, T.H, via Guantanemo Bay, Cuba, the Panama Canal, and San Diego, CA.
  • While at Hawaii USS LST-698 with LCT-898 on board participated in training for LVT launch and recovery
  • USS LST-698 with LCT-898 on board departed Hawaii, July 1944 for Manus, Admiralty Islands in preparation for operations in Leyte Gulf
  • LCT(6)-898 was side launched from USS LST-698 off Red Beach, Catmon Hill, Leyte, 20 October 1944
  • LCT(6)-898 commenced independent operations with LCT Flotilla 8, Group 44 performing lighterage and other types of cargo duty in the Leyte area, landing material at Tacloban, Abouyog, Tanauan, Tolosa and other towns on the eastern shore of Leyte Island
  • LCT(6)-898 was lead unit in a special deployment to Abouyog for relief of the US Army 32nd Infantry Division when they were cut off at Baybay on the western shore of Leyte below Ormoc. As lead ship she carried a fully mixed load of rations, fuel, oil and ammo
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1935
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(6)-898 earned three battle stars 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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