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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-928


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, 3 September 1943, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 8 November 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service, 11 November 1943, ENS C. Culotta USNR in charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT-928 was assigned to Asiatic Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. A. Z. Kouri USNR;
    LCT Group Forty-One , LT G.P. Franklin USNR and participated in the following campaign;
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Western Caroline Islands operation
    Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944

  • Placed out of service, date and location unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT 928 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1"
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 5' (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LCT-928 35k LCT-928 and LCT-771 beached at Ngeregong Palau, Western Caroline Islands in 1945 while loading the US Army 45th Coast Artillery.
    Photo courtesy collection of the late Col. Bud Halsey
    Sam Stokes
    Abatan 78k LCT-928 alongside USS Abatan (AW-4) at Ulithi, circa, 21 March 1945 to mid-September 1945. Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT-928 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
    Western Caroline Islands Attack Landing Order
    Beach White Peleliu - CTF 32 Operation Plan A501-44 Appendix 4 to Annex "D"

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    Last Updated 19 October 2012