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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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 26 September 1943, at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 2 December 1943
  • Delivered, 7 December 1943
  • Placed in service, in December 1943 at NAB Little Creek, VA., ENS Richard Hudelson, Officer in Charge
  • During World War II LCT(6)-940 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Eight
    LCT Group Twenty-Four and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Hollandia operation, 1 May to 1 June 1944 Western New Guinea operation
    Noernfoor Island operation, 2 to 4 and 14 to 20 July 1944
    Morotai Landings, 15 September 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-940 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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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    Size Image Description Contributed
    LCT-940 57k LCT(6)-940, beached, date and location unknown.
    Photo by James Henderson Duncan, Jr., GM3/c LCT(6)-947
    Patrick Payne for his father-in-law James Henderson Duncan Jr., GM3/c LCT(6)-940

    There is no history for LCT(6)-940 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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    Last Updated 15 February 2019