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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 - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - Iwo Jima) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 8 March 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 19 March 1944
Delivered, 13 April 1944
Placed in service, ENS. Wilbert Darling, Officer-in-Charge
During World War II LCT-1030 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 16 (LCDR Lewis, in command), Group 48 (LT. Robert T. Capeless, in command) at Iwo Jima and Flotilla 29 Group 85 in the Marianas Islands from July 1945, and participated in the following campaign:
LCT-1030 also served at Ulithi and Saipan in August 1944
Following World War II LCT-1030 performed occupation duty at Iwo Jima until placed out of service in April 1946
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sunk off Iwo Jima by US Navy patrol aircraft by bombing, 14 April 1946
LCT-1030 received one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 16 March 1945
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.
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 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
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||LSTs and other shipping in the transport area off Iwo Jima on the initial day of landings, 19 February 1945.
The four closest LSTs are (left to right):
USS LST-782 (carrying LCT-1030), USS LST-764 and
Photographed from USS Hansford (APA-106).
US Navy photo # 80-G-303902 from the collections of the US Naval History an Heritage Command
|Tom Hughes for his father David C. Hughes USS LST-795
||LCT-1030 beached alongside USS LST-731 during the assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, circa 19 February to 16 March 1945.
US Navy photo
There is no DANFS history available for LCT-1030 at Navsource.
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Last Updated 10 December 2010
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