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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 - Combat Action Ribbon (2 - Terragona, Leyte Gulf, 10 December 1944 - Lingayen Gulf, 9 to 14 January 1945) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (2)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 14 February 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 15 April 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 18 April 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1074 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Two;
    LCT Group Sixty-Six, LT. E. L. Huie and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 9 December 1944
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 to 18 January 1945

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-1074 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-1071 232k LCT(6)-1071, LCT(6)-1074 and LCT(6)-1292 and other LCTs moored at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., 20 May 1944. This is a cropped image from a photo of USS Pensacola(CA-24) departing Mare Island, 20 May 1944. Thomas Rickels for his father ENS. Gerald H. Rickels OinC LCT-1071
    LCT-1074 173k LCT(6)-1074 under way at Jautefa Bay, New Guinea in September 1944.
    Photo from the Frank S. Ford estate.
    Brian Miller
    LCT-1073 28k Task Unit 76.4.10 LCTs, 10 December 1944, approaching Dulag, Leyte Island, P.I. Task Unit 76.4.10 consisting of;
    Task Unit 76.4.10 departed Hollandia, 3 December 1944 and launched from LSD's in San Pedro Bay, 9 December 1944 to deliver companies of the US Army's 542 Engineers, Boat and Shore Regiment.
    Photo taken by Bernard L. DeNoma (signalman) LCT-725 and submitted by John S. DeNoma

    There is no history record for LCT(6)-1074 available at Navsource.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    World War II LCT Flotillas

    USS LCT(6) Group 66 War Diaries and Action Report:
  • December 1944
  • January 1945
  • February 1945
  • USS LCT(6) Group 66 Action Report - Bataan - Corregidor Operation - 18 February 1945
  • March 1945
  • April 1945
  • May 1945
  • June 1945
  • July 1945
  • August 1945
  • September 1945
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