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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-918


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 19 August 1943, at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 21 October 1943
  • Delivered, 29 October 1943
  • Placed in service, date and location unknown
  • During World War II LCT(6)-918 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Hollandia operation, 1 May to 1 June 1944 Western New Guinea operations
    Toem-Wakde-Sarmi area operation, 17 to 29 May 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-918 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • 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-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

    There is no history for LCT(6)-918 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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