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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 - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 10 May 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 17 May 1944
Delivered, 22 May 1944
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-1153 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Sixteen, LCDR. C. P. Lewis, USNR;
LCT Group Forty-Seven, LT. A. B. Reed, USNR and participated in the following campaign;
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945
Following World War II LCT(6)-1153 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 3 March 1946
Placed out of service, date unknown
Final Disposition, sunk off Iwo Jima by US Navy patrol aircraft by bombing, 14 April 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-1153 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(6)-1153 loaded on the deck of USS LST-682 alongside
USS LST(H)-950 while beached, probably, at Okinawa, circa March 1946.
||Louis Esposito Jr. for his father Louis Esposito USS LST-950
||USS LST-682 under way with LCT(6)-1153 loaded
on her main deck homeward bound, circa March 1946.
Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 83636, courtesy of D. M. McPherson, 1975.
There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-1153 available 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 26 January 2018
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