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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-998


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, 15 January 1943, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 9 March 1944
  • Delivered, 14 March 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. A.J. Hastings USNR Officer in Charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT(6)-998 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;
    LCT Division Seventy-Seven and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 11 June to 10 August 1944
    Capture and occupation of Guam, 12 July to 15 August 1944
    Tinian capture and occupation
    24 July to 1 August 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT-998 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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

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    LCT-998
    80-G-284282
    204k LCT(6)-998 moored port side to a "Rhino Pier" assembled from many individual pontoons at Tinian Town, Tinian, 8 August 1944.
    US National Archives photo's 80-G-284282 and 80-G-284282 (cropped)
    Tracy White
    LCT-998
    80-G-284282 (cropped)
    139k

    There is no history available for LCT(6)-998 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 4 January 2019