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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-1143


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:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of southern France 15 August to 25 September 1944
  • While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific LCT(6)-1044 came under the command of:
    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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

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    AMCU-10 16k 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"
    Ardie Hunt
    LCT-1143 308k 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

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 9 October 2015