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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-1049


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - 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, 4 April 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 14 April 1944 Delivered, 19 April 1944
  • During World War II LCT-1049 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 21, Group 61 at Pearl Harbor, T.H. in 1944 and LCT Flotilla 34 in 1945 participating in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 30 June 1945
  • Following World War II LCT-1049 performed Occupation duty in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 1 September 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-1049 earned one battle star during World War II
    Specifications:
    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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    LSM-220 67k LCT-1049, LSM-220, LST-1000, LCT-1415, LCT-1265, along with another unidentified LCT unloading at Yellow Beach, Okinawa, date unknown.
    US Navy photo # NH 91387 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-1049 available 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 13 May 2011