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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-1231


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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LSM-137 1009k 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(R)-763, USS LCI(G)-727 and LCT-1231. Donn Cuson

    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

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 12 October 2012