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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 - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 3 March 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 15 March 1944
  • Delivered, 13 April 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. J. S. Lyness, USNR, Officer in Charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1027 was assigned to Asiatic Pacific Theater at Pearl Harbor
    Brief History of USS LCI-1027 by Harold G Hoffman LCT-1027
    1/25/1945 Boarded the 1027 at Port Hueneme, CA near Oxnard. We ran between the port and San Nicholas Island and probably practiced beach landings.
    2/8-9 it was to San Diego and back to port where we then landed at San Nicolas on the 12th, 13th and 15th.
    2/22-23 to San Diego for repairs in drydock. Repairs could have been when new steel plates were welded along the deck and conning tower.
    2/28 We were told that we were leaving for the Forward Area.
    3/6 We did know that our first stop would be Pearl Harbor in a flotilla of 12 or 16 LCIs. On night in a severe storm we collided with another LCI that had a hole put in their stern above the water line. On 3/16 we arrived at Pearl Harbor. The damaged LCI was repaired at dock side and was able to continue onward. Our bow doors were in question for any broken seals so we went into drydock for checking. Another LCI replaced us in the flotilla and we were assigned to DesPac for duty. Our new duty was to transport Marines out to Kahoolawe Island where they would spend several days placing targets for the ships to practice shelling before going to the forward area. We anchored in Maalaea Bay off shore near the Underwater Demolition Team Base.We then would take the Marines back to Pearl until the next time. We worked with many ship Including New Orleans, Mississippi, Alabama destroyer Franks and others. The Iowa was also nearby as we were told. This is not a guarantee that these were correct. I know the Franks was a destroyer and have pictures.
    6/20 It was Kanaloa Basin in Honolulu for repairs from LCI 716 hitting us while we were at dock at Pearl Harbor.
    7/6 To the island of Hawaii. Did more trips to Kahoolawe till the war ended.
    8/14 War ends 8/14 in USA
    11/3 back to drydock. 11/13-18 a trip to Hilo arriving back to Pearl on the 18th. 11/23-24 to Kahului to escort an LCT back to Pearl (?)
    11/25 Told that we going home. 11/28 We left Pearl Harbor and arrived at San Diego 12/8
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 April 1946
  • 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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    LST-990 270k USS LST-990 under way in January-February 1945, with LCT-1027 on deck. LCT-990 transported LCT-1027 between Port Hueneme, CA. and San Nicholas Island where the LCT practiced beach landings.
    US National Archives Photo # 80-G-453273.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT(6)-1027 at NavSource
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    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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