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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 (3) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 30 September 1943, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 6 December 1943
  • Delivered, 9 December 1943
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(6)-942 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Eight;
    LCT Group Twenty-Four and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Arawe, New Britain, 22 to 24 and 27 to 29 February 1944
    Admiralty Island landings, 5 March to 17 April 1942
    Western New Guinea operation
    Noemfoor Island operation, 19 to 21 July 1944
    Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
    Hollandia operation, 10 to 23 May 1944  

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(6)-942 earned three battle star for World War II service
    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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    LCT(6)-942 49k Trucks and equipment being unloaded from LCT(6)-942 at Noemfoor Island, Dutch New Guinea, 3 July 3, 1944 one day after the initial Allied landings.
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. OG1356
    Mike Green
    LCT-941 109k LCT(6)-941, LCT(6)-942 and LCT(6)-948 unload troops and equipment at Morotai Island, Netherlands East Indies, on D-Day, 19 September 1944 Ron Swanson, LCT Flotillas WW2, Newsletter editor-researcher
    LCT-941 73k LCT(6)-942 and LCT(6)-951 unload troops and equipment, date and location unknown. Ron Swanson, LCT Flotillas WW2, Newsletter editor-researcher

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-942 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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