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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 (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:
|Campaign and Dates
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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
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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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
Last Updated 12 October 2007
This page is created by David W. Almond and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|