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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 12 August 1943, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Launched, 12 October 1943
Delivered and place in service, 28 October 1943, LT. Milton Dale Christensen in charge
During World War II LCT(6)-915 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Thirty-Eight; LCDR. M .R. Doherty USNR
LCT Group One Hundred Twelve; LT. W. J. Hartt USNR and participated in the following campaign:
LCT(6)-915 also saw service at Eniwetok Atoll in August 1945
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register in late 1945
Final Disposition, sunk in 1945, (LCT(6) 915 was ordered to Manus Island in the Admiralty Island chain, North of Bougainville just prior to her
destruction according to crew member John Taylor Lott.)
|Campaign and Dates
|Bismarck Archipelago operation
Green Island landing, 15 to 19 February 1944
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.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
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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||LCT(6)-915 beached at Toko, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 20 March 1945. Australian troops of the 4th Battery, 2nd Field
Regiment assisted by natives unload their gear after arriving from Mawaraka, Bougainville.
Australian War Memorial, Photo No. Unknown
||LCT(6)-915 beached at Toko, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 20 March 1945 unloading a 3 ton vehicle of the 11th Field Company,
Royal Australian Engineers, being towed ashore through the heavy surf.
Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 079810
There is no DANFS history record for LCT(6)-915 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
Last Updated 20 November 2015
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|