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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, 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:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
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
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(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)
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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 4 January 2019
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