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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 (1)- World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 11 December 1943, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Launched, 11 February 1944
Delivered, 11 February 1944
Placed in service, date unknown
ENS. R.D. McMullen, USNR Officer in Charge (from February 1944)
ENS. S.A. Baum, USNR Executive Officer (from June 1944)
During World War II LCT(6)-978 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Nineteen
LCT Group Forty-Four, LT. Paul E. Ross, USNR and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Western New Guinea operation
Cape Sansapor operation, 16 to 31 August 1944
Following World War II LCT(6)-978 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 9 April 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-978 earned one battle star 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.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
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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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
Last Updated 25 January 2019
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