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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 - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, Iwo Jima)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 11 May 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 22 May 1944
Delivered, 24 May 1944
Placed in service, ENS. Eiken, USNR, Officer-in-Charge
During World War II LCT-1154 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 16 (LCDR Lewis, in command), Group 48 (LT. Robert T. Capeless, in command) at Iwo Jima and Flotilla 29 Group 85 in the Marianas Islands from July 1945 and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 to 18 January 1945
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 16 March 1945
LCT-1154 was struck by enemy fire at Iwo Jima, but was repaired and placed back in service
LCT-1154 also served at Ulithi and Saipan in August 1944
Following World War II LCT-1154 performed occupation duty at Iwo Jima until placed out of service in April 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sunk off Iwo Jima by US Navy patrol aircraft by bombing, 14 April 1946
LCT-1154 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.
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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Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 3 February 2006
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