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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 Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 21 February 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 8 March 1944
  • Delivered, 10 March 1944
  • During World War II LCT-1018 was assigned to both the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    In Europe as a unit of LCT Flotilla Sixteen and
    In the Pacific as a unit of LCT Flotilla Twenty-Nine, LCDR. E. D. Gasson USNR,
    LCT Group Eighty-five, LT. G. S. Rehfield USNR and participated in the following campaign:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944

  • Following World War II LCT-1018 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 9 April 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-1018 earned one battle star during World War II
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 5' (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Gray Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LST-986 470k USS LST-986 underway off the coast of California with LCT-1018 cradled on her main deck, 2 July 1944. David Buell
    LCT-1018 81k LCT-1018 at Yokosuka Japan in 1945. WWII LCT web site

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT-1016 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
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    Last Updated 26 October 2012