Please Report Any Broken Links Or Trouble You Might Come Across To The Webmaster.
Please Take A Moment To Let Us Know So That We Can Correct Any Problems And Make Your Visit As Enjoyable And As Informative As Possible.


NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive

Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-997


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 12 January 1943, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 9 March 1944
  • Delivered, 11 March 1944
  • Placed in service in March 1944, ENS. P. P. Powers USNR in charge
  • During World War II LCT(6)-997 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirteen, LCDR. L. L. Tower USN (21);
    LCT Group Thirty-Nine, LT. F. D. Kaser USNR and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 June to 10 August 1944
    Tinian capture and occupation, 24 July to 10 August 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-997 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp


    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    By
    LCT-997 29k LCT-997 on the beach in 1945 with LCT-1057, LCT-348 and one additional unidentified LCT, Marianas Islands, 1944. Tom Crowe
    LCT-1245 178k LCT-997 and LCT-1245, beached, date and location unknown. Sylvia Smith

    There is DANFS history available for LCT(6)-997 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
    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Amphibious Ship Type Index Back To The Landing Craft Tank (LCT) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 17 August 2012