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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-1244


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Letter of Commendation Commander LCT(6) Flotilla 21
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 12 August 1944, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 11 September 1944
  • Delivered, and placed in service, 22 September 1944, ENS W. F. Brown USNR, Officer-in-Charge
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1244 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-One, LCDR. W. B. Gillette USNR;
    LCT Group Sixty-One, LT. J. Finelstein USNR; and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II LCT(6)-1244 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 22 February 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-1244 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • 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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    LCT-1244 1154k LCT(6)-1244 near the mouth of the Bishigawa River just north of Kadena Air Field, Okinawa, circa 1 to 15 April 1945. Note the LCVPs bringing stores ashore from various APAs, AKAs and LSD in the anchorage off of the beachhead. Donn Cuson
    LCT-1244 244k LCT(6)-1244 beached at Le Shima, one day after the invasion, 17 April 1945 Gene Mcfadden

    There is no DANFS history record available for LCT(6)-1244 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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