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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, ENS. R.R. Hachett, USNR Officer in Charge (May 1945)
During World War II LCT-982 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Thirteen, LCDR L.L. Tower, USN (21);
LCT Group Thirty-Eight, LT. K.R.A. Gross, USNR and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
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
LCT-982 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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||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 being launched from an unidentified LST, date and place unknown.
||WWII LCT web site
There is 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 see;
1. World War II LCT Flotillas
2. USMC Film #100459: "Army Air Force Weekly Digest, No. 34"
Description "First Army Air Force Weekly Digest, No. 34."
Contains campaign updates for: Attu; Hill #700 Bougainville; and Saipan
Film marked as "Restricted."
Running Time 17:58
Location Saipan (Northern Mariana Islands); Bougainville Island (Papua New Guinea); Attu (Ak)
LCT-982 scenes at 13:34 to 13:43 minutes
Source University of South Carolina, University Libraries, Moving Image Research Collections, Digital Collections United States Marine Corps. Films
Last Updated 29 March 2019
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