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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) Class:
  • Laid down, 12 June 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 21 June 1944
  • Delivered, 26 June 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. C. H. Sanders USNR, Officer in Charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1177 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirteen, LCDR. L.L. Tower, USN (21);
    LCT Group Thirty-Seven, LT. A.J Cross, USNR
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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-1177 279k Japanese surrender on Rota, Northern Marianas took place on 2 September 1945. LCT(6)-1177 enroute to Rota with Seabees on board. LCT(6)-1177 went to Rota a few days before the surrender to prepare the way for the rest of the LCTs assigned to the operation, note the patrol craft leading the way.
    Photo by Hal Skinner
    Yu Chu
    LCT-1177 369k LCT(6)-1177 beached at Rota for the surrender of Japanese forces which took place on 2 September 1945. In the background is is USS Heyliger (DE-510) where. Colonel H. H. Stent, USMC, accepted the surrender of the Japanese garrison from the Commanding General of the Japanese Imperial Forces on Rota, Major General Shigeo Iwagawaon.
    Photo by Hal Skinner
    Yu Chu

    Japanese surrender on Rota, Northern Marianas took place on 2 September 1945. Various photos of groups of Japanese prisoners waiting for transportation to Guam.
    Contributed by Yu Chu
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    There is no history for LCT(6)-1177 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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