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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 - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - Iwo Jima) - 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, 2 August 1944, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
Launched, 14 September 1944
Delivered, 30 September 1944
Placed in service, ENS. Frank Eddy, USNR, Officer-in-Charge
During World War II LCT-1269 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 16 (LCDR Lewis, in command), Group 48 (LT. Robert T. Capeless, in command) at Iwo Jima and Flotilla 29 Group 85 in the Marianas Islands from July 1945 and participated in the following campaign:
LCT-1269 also served at Ulithi and Saipan in August 1944
Following World War II LCT-1269 performed occupation duty at Iwo Jima until placed out of service in April 1946
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, sunk off Iwo Jima by US Navy patrol aircraft by bombing, 14 April 1946
LCT-1269 received one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 19 February to 16 March 1945
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" (o.a.)
Beam 32' 8"
Draft 5' (max)
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7kts
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-1269 is beached in the middle distance, with USS LST-792 beyond her. Naval personal are building a causeway over the wrecks of several landing craft, on an Iwo Jima beach. The craft being covered over include a pair of LCVPs and a LVT amphibious tractor. Note the mobile cranes at work in the vicinity.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-303923, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|US Naval Historical Center
||From left to right; USS LST-792, USS LSM-49 and LCT-1269 on the beach at Iwo Jima, circa February-March 1945. Note Mount Surabachi in the background.
US Marine Corps photo.
There is no DANFS history available for LCT-1269 at NavSource
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Last Updated 5 December 2010
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