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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, 16 October 1943, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 22 December 1943
  • Delivered, 23 December 1943
  • During World War II LCT(6)-950 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Eight
    LCT Group Twenty-Four and
    LCT Flotilla Nineteen
    LCT Group Forty-Four, LT. Paul E. Ross, USNR serving at New Guinea and the Philippines and participating in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Hollandia operation
    (Aitape, Humboldt Bay-Tanahmerah Bay), 28 April to 1 June 1944
    Western New Guinea operation
    Noernfoor Island operation, 2 to 23 July 1944
    Cape Sansapor operation, 1 to 22 August 1944
    Morotai landings, 15 September 1944
  • Probably placed out of service at Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands circa December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-950 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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    LCT-977 245k LCT(6)-950 and LCT(6)-977 beached near Hollandia, New Guinea in 1944. The unidentifed docked vessel in the foreground is most likely an Army FS Julia McCurdy Gimbel for her father LTjg. Robert T. McGurdy Executive Officer LCT-977

    There is no history record available for LCT(6)-950 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 25 January 2019