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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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6)
  • Laid down, 19 December 1943, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 17 February 1944
  • Delivered, 18 February 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT-982 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 13, Group 37, Division 76 and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 June to 20 July 1944
    Capture and occupation of Guam, 21 July to 15 August 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-982 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" o.a.
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 5'; (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 20 lbs. wheel house, 10 lbs. gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    Oak Hill 1079k Aerial views of USS Oak Hill (LSD-7) underway, 21 April 1944, off the coast of California enroute to Pearl Harbor with two Flotilla 13 LCTs aboard. LCT-984 and LCT-982 are loaded stern to stern in Oak Hill's well deck along with numerous LVTs. Photos was taken from a Blimp Squadron (ZP-32) Airship based at Moffett Field, Sunnyvale CA. Photo - David Buell
    Additional Caption Information Walter Slater LCT-982
    LCT-982 4k LCT-982 being launched from an unidentified LST, date and place unknown. WWII LCT web site

    There is DANFS history available for LCT-982 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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    Last Updated 25 April 2011