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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 - Navy Unit Commendation - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)
LCT(6)-1260 was transferred to Thailand named HTMS Mataphon (L761)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 11 July 1944, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL
Launched, 29 July 1944
Delivered, 8 September 1944
During World War II LCT(6)-1260 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register and transferred to Thailand, circa 1946-47
Named HTMS Mataphon (L761), date unknown
Final Disposition, sunk as a diving attraction off Thailand
LCT(6)-1260 earned the Navy Unit Commendation for service in Salvage, Fire Fighting, and Rescue Unit, Service Force, 7th Fleet -
Philippine Islands area, 3 March to 6 June 1945,and earned one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Luzon operations, 19 March to 1 April 1945
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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||Ex-US LCT(6)-1260 underway as the Thai Navy landing craft HTMS Mataphon (L761), date and location unknown.
||Ex-HTMS Mataphon (L761) alongside an unidentified tank landing ship awaiting disposal by sinking
at the diving site at Had an Nuan, south of Koh Larn, Thailand.
courtesy of pattaya.diving-cruise.com
||Ex-HTMS Mataphon (L761) was secured to a crane barge and towed to her new home off Koh Tarn, Thailand,
where she was sunk to begin a life as a diving site.
Photos courtesy of http://www.pattayamail.com/1004/news.shtml
There is no DANFS history for LCT-1260 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 5 April 2015
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|