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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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 16 August 1944, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
Launched, 13 September 1944
Delivered, 26 September 1944
Placed in service September 1944, ENS. O. Schmidt Jr., USNR in charge
During World War II LCT-1245 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Sixteen, LCDR C. P. Lewis USNR;
LCT Group Forty-Eight, LT. Robert T. Capeless USNR at Iwo Jima and
LCT Flotilla Twenty-Nine;
LCT Group Eighty-Five in the Marianas Islands from July 1945 and participated in the following campaign:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
|Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 2 to 16 March 1945
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.
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 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
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||LCT-1245 and LCT-997, beached, date and location unknown.
There is no DANFS history available for LCT-1245 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 17 August 2012
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