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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-917


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 16 August 1943, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 16 October 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service, 29 October 1943, ENS. C. R. Coggins USNR officer in charge
  • During World War II LCT(6)-917 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-Eight
    LCT Group One Hundred Twelve and
    LCT Flotilla Six, LT. L . W. Weigel USNR;
    LCT Group Seventeen, LT. S. R. Mantell USNR
  • LCT(6)-917 serviced in the Solomon Islands, Marianas and Eniwetok Atoll in August 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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-916 432k LCT(6)-916, LCT(6)-917, LCT(6)-918, LCT(6)-919, LCT(6)-920 and LCT(6)-921 under construction on Mare Island Navy Yard's, north ways, 24 August 1943.
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 6051-43
    Darryl Baker
    LCT-917 107k LCT(6)-917 on the building ways at Mare Island, 3 September 1943.
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 6861-43.
    Darryl Baker
    LCT-917 73k LCT(6)-917 at Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 14 February 1944. Bill Brinkley

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT(6)-917 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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