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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-1059


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 (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 24 January 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 21 March 1944
  • Delivered, 22 March 1944
  • Placed in service, ENS. Harold Horst, USNR, Officer-in-Charge
    Relieved by ENS. Vincent Laurita, USNR
  • During World War II LCT-1059 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 13, Group 37, Division 76 and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 11 June to 10 August 1944
    Capture and occupation of Guam, 12 July to 15 August 1944
    Tinian capture and occupation
    24 July to 1 August 1944

  • LCT-1059 was later assigned to LCT Flotilla 16 (LCDR Lewis, in command), Group 48 (LT. Robert T. Capeless, in command) as a replacement LCT and saw service at Iwo Jima after that island was secured
  • Following World War II LCT-1059 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-1059 earned two battle stars for World War II service
    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 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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