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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-1145


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa_Middle East Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 28 April 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 6 May 1944
  • Delivered, 11 May 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown, Ltjg Kuppers OinC
  • During World War II LCT-1145 was first 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 21 September 1945

  • Following World War II LCT-1145 performed occupation duty in the Far East including China service from 23 March 1946 to 11 April 1947
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-1145 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 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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    LST-920 44k LCT-1145 rests on the main deck of USS LST-920 while beached in the Russell Islands, Solomons Island Group, to take on pontoons, circa 29 July to 2 August 1945. John Ross for his step-father Raymond Willis SF1/c USS LST-920
    LST-920 47k LCT-1145 launching from USS LST-920 at Jinsen (Inchon), Korea, 18 September 1945. John Ross for his step-father Raymond Willis SF1/c USS LST-920
    LCS(L)-44/LCT-1145 66k The bow and ramp of LCT-1145 is just visible beyond USS LCS(L)(3)-44, at Jinsen Harbor, Korea, circa late 1945 National Association of
    USS LCS(L) 1-130
    Courtesy Nisi Dionis

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT-1145 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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