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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 - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - 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, 25 April 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 3 May 1944
Delivered, 7 May 1944
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT-1143 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and later to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific LCT(6)-1044 came under the command of:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of southern France 15 August to 25 September 1944
LCT Flotilla Thirty-Nine, LCDR. R. H. M. Cross USNR;
LCT Group One Hundred Fifteen, LT. M. D. Woodin, USNR
Following World War II LCT-1144(6) was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 7 January 1947
Placed out of service in 1947
Lend-Lease to China in 1947
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT(6)-1143 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.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
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-1143 and USS LCI[L]-513 on the beach in southern France.
Photo from August 2009 edition of USS LCI National Association Newsletter, "The Elsie Item"
||LCT(6)-1143 and USS LCT(6)-1256 beached in either the Philippines or at Borneo, date unknown.
||John De Noma
There is DANFS history available for LCT-1143 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
Last Updated 9 October 2015
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