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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 - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 30 August 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 6 September 1944
Delivered, 11 September 1944 and placed in service, ENS. S. Hoffman USNR in charge
During World War II LCT-1231 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Thirty-Eight, LCDR. M. R. Doherty USNR;
LCT Group One Hundred-Thirteen, LT. R. Berkemeyer USNR
Following World War II LCT-1231 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 11 July 1946
Grounded during the Okinawa Typhoon, October 1945
Placed out of service, 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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||In the foreground USS LSM-137 is hard aground at Buckner Bay, Okinawa after Typhoon Louise passed over the bay on 9 October 1945. Other ships that are identifiable in this photo include;
USS LCI(G)-727 and
There is no DANFS history for LCT-1231 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 12 October 2012
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