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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 15 February 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 2 March 1944
  • Delivered, 4 March 1944
  • Placed in service, date and location unknown
  • During World War II LCT-1014(6) was first assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle Theater and later the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 10 September1944

  • While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific LCT(6)-1014 came under the command of:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Nine, LCDR. E. D. Gasson, USNR;
    LCT Group Eighty-Five, LT. G. S. Rehfield, USNR
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 3 March 1947
  • Sold, date unknown
  • Documented in 1947 as MV Freeport Sulphur No. 203, transported sulphur from the sulphur mines at Freeport, TX.
  • Resold in 1956, renamed MV Cathy
  • Resold to Ecuadorian interest in 1960
  • 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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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-1014 77k LCT(6)-1014 tied up to trees on the west bank of the Sabine River near Orange TX.
    Photo from the files of Gulfport Boiler and Iron Works, Port Arthur, TX.
    Jim Swank

    There is DANFS history available for LCT(6)-1014 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 9 May 2014