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Landing Craft Tank

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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 21 March 1944, at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Leavenworth, KS.
  • Launched, 27 April 1944
  • Delivered, 29 April 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(6)-901 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Sixteen, LCDR. C. P> Lewis USNR;
    LCT Group Forty-Six, LT. R. Carr, USNR; and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 to 25 February 1945
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II LCT-901 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 1 September 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-901 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    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-787 82k Iwo Jima Operation, 1945. LSTs, LSMs and other amphibious shipping off Iwo Jima, with LVTs and landing craft forming up to head for the beach. LSTs in the foreground are USS LST-787 (bottom, center) and USS LST-789 (left center). The latter has LCT(6)-901 embarked. Photograph received by the Naval Photo Science Laboratory, Washington, D.C., 8 March 1945.
    US National Archives Photo # 80-G-303099, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    LST-789 170k USS LST-789 discharges a loaded LVT during landings at Iwo Jima, 19 February 1945. The LST has LCT(6)-901 on deck.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 89383
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    LSM-180 69k LCT(6)-901 moored pierside in the harbor at Naha, Okinawa, 29 June - 1 July 1945. USS LSM-180 is under way in the harbor. Note the wreckage in far distance. Photo from the collection of Walter Hausdorf USS LSM-180 submitted by Frederick Clark

    There is no history for LCT(6)-901 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 8 February 2019