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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
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:
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
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 30 June 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 Gray Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
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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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 13 May 2011
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