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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - Philippines Liberation Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 20 April 1944, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 5 May 1944
  • Delivered, 14 June 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. E. C. Wideman Jr., USNR Officer in Charge
  • During World War II LCT-1087 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-One, LCDR, C. V. Dilley USNR;
    LCT Group Ninety-Three, LT. C. T. Geisler USNR;and served in the Philippines, Okinawa and Japan
  • Following World War II LCT(6)-1087 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 24 March to 1 September 1946
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • 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-1107 180k LCT(6)-1107 on fire at Samar Island, Philippines, circa 1946. Just visible far right is a partial view of LCT(6)-1087
    Photo by Paul J. Steiner USS LCFF-791.
    Steve Franklin

    There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-1087 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 23 September 2016