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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 (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
- Luzon operation
Lingayen Gulf landings, 9 to 18 January 1945
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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||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
Last Updated 25 May 2007
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