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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.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
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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||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
||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
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
There is no history for LCT(6)-1177 available at NavSource
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Last Updated 3 May 2019
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