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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-1154


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:
    Asiatic-Pacific 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
    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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