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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 - 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
    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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