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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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippine Liberation Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 25 April 1944, at Pidgeon Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 19 May 1944
  • Delivered, 30 May 1944
  • LST-1119 was loaded aboard LST-584 at Gulfport, MS. and transported to Espiritu Santo in the New Hebrides Islands
  • During World War II LCT-1119 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 32, Group 95 and saw service in New Guinea and participated in the following campaign:
  • Out of service (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-1119 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (o.a.)
    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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    LCT-1119 50k LCT-1119 backed onto the beach for repairs somewhere in the southern Philippines in 1945. The "Penthouse" on the stern was built by the crew to improve living conditions. Photo by Victor Thiessen, MoM3/c (Thiessen and another crew member had a photography operation using captured Japanese cameras. They used the vessel 'head' as a darkroom.) Bill Thiessen in honor of his father Victor Thiessen, MoM3/c LCT-1119

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT-1119 at NavSource
    Crew List
    ENS/LTjg. Purvis OIC Georgia
    ENS. Mendelson Exec Illinois
    Lake, Paul L Cox Ohio
    Cooper, Brooks L Seaman West Virginia
    Ehen, Elton H Electrician Illinois
    Harndon, Hugh E Seaman Kansas
    Orbeck, Leander H Radioman Minnesota
    Pearson, Bert W Motor Machinist Minnesota
    Thiessen, Victor L Motor Machinist Minnesota
    Vezie, Eugene B Gunner Pennsylvania
    Beavers, James W. Jr Cook Texas
    Weldon, Arnett J Seaman Kentucky
    Magill, Glen A Quartermaster Pennslyvania
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 10 June 2005