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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 30 June 1944, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL
  • Launched, 18 July 1944
  • Delivered, 30 August 1944
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1256 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Departed New Orleans aboard USS LST-595 for the Philippines, September 1944
  • Following World War II LCT(6)-1256 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 8 September 1945 to 1 May 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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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    LCT-1143 308k LCT(6)-1256 and USS LCT(6)-1143 beached in either the Philippines or at Borneo, date unknown. John De Noma
    LCT-1256 429k LCT(6)-1256 in harbor at Inchon, South Korea, date unknown. Ronny Ray

    There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-1256 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 9 October 2015