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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 (Lingayen Gulf, 9 to 14 January 1945) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 24 April 1944, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 10 May 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 20 June 1944
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1089 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Seven, LT. W.B. Hazeltine);
    LCT Group Eighty-One and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates
    Luzon operation
    Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 to 18 January 1945
  • Following WWII LCT(6)-1089 served in the Philippines dumping excess military vehicles at sea and picking up Japanese solders form outlying islands and delivering them to Manila for repatriation
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(6)-1089 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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-800 205k LCT Flotilla 27, Group 81 Letter of Commendation for service during the Luzon operation at Lingayen Gulf. Debra Burns for her Father Frank J. Katzler, Coxswain LCT-1167
    LCT-1089 198k LCT 1089 under way in the Philippines, circa 1946. Leo Silvan LCT-1089
    LCT-1089 40k LCT 1089 crew and officer photos. Leo Silvan is in far right photo standing on the ramp wearing a Japanese hat and holding some of Japanese weapons which the crew traded for cigarettes. Leo Silvan LCT-1089

    There is no history record for LCT(6)-1089 available at Navsource.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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    Last Updated 31 July 2015