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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-1068


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (2) (Lingayen Gulf, 9 to 14 January 1945 - Manila Bay-Bicol 15 to 17 February 1945) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 5 February 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 3 April 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 5 April 1944
  • During World War II LCT-1068 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Two;
    LCT Group Sixty-Five, LT H. R. Carson and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 9 December 1944
    Manila Bay-Bicol operations
    Mariveles-Corregidor, 15 to 17 February 1945
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 to 18 January 1945
     

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-1068 earned three 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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    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS LCT(6) Group 66 Action Report - Bataan - Corregidor Operation
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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