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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-1168


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Lingayen Gulf, 9 to 14 January 1945) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 30 May 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 7 June 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 13 June 1944
  • During World War II LCT-1168 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 27, Group 81 (LT. W.B. Hazeltine) and participated in the:
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-1168 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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    LCT-800 205k LCT Flotilla 27, Group 81 Letter of Commendation for service during the Luzon operation at Lingayen Gulf. Debra Burns for her Father Frank J. Katzler, Coxswain LCT-1167

    There is no history record for LCT-1168 available at Navsource.
    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

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