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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-948


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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 12 October 1943, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 18 December 1943
  • Delivered, 20 December 1943
  • During World War II LCT(6)-948 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 28 April to 1 June 1944 Western New Guinea operation
    Noemfoor Island operation, 2 to 23 July 1944
    Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
  • Placed out of service at Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands in December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown. :
  • LCT(6)-948 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    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-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

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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Last Updated 25 February 2015