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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 8 October 1943, at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 14 December 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service, 15 December 1943
  • During World War II LCT(6)-947 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Eight;
    LCT Group 24 and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Hollandia operation, 28 April to 1 June 1944 Western New Guinea operation
    Noemfoor Island operation, 2 to 4 and 14 to 34 July 1944
    Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(6)-947 earned two battle stars 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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    Size Image Description Contributed
    LCT-940 76k LCT(6)-947, 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-940
    LCT-940 66k

    There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-947 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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