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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:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 16 March 1945
  • 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
    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 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LST 785 63k 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-785, USS LST-782 (carrying LCT-1030), USS LST-764 and USS LST-795. 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 30k 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
    Gerd Metthes

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT-1030 at Navsource.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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