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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 (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:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
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
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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||LCT-997 on the beach in 1945 with LCT-1057, LCT-348 and one additional unidentified LCT, Marianas Islands, 1944.
||LCT-997 and LCT-1245, beached, date and location unknown.
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
Last Updated 17 August 2012
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|