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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-1204


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal



LCT-1204 was transferred to the United Kingdom circa 1950s
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 23 July 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 29 July 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 4 August 1944
  • During World War II LCT-1204 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 34 and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation;
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 17 March to 30 June 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Transferred to the British Army during the "Malay Emergency", circa 1950s
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-1204 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 Gray Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LCT-1206 43k LCT-1204 and LCT-1386 beached, date and place unknown. Russ Padden

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-1204 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 19 September 2008