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Lost due to explosion, 21 May 1944
Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - 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 and placed in service, 18 February 1944
During World War II LCT-983 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Final Disposition, lost due to explosion at West Loch, Pearl Harbor, 21 May 1944
Struck from the Naval Register, 18 July 1944
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" ovl.
Beam 32' 8"
Draft 5' (max)
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns; Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
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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 April 2011
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