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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-915


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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Green Island landing, 15 to 19 February 1944
  • 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.)
    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-915 25k 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
    Mike Green
    LCT-915 47k 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
    Mike Green

    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

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