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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 - World War II Victory Medal

LCT-1278 was transferred to Taiwan and named Kennedy (496)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 15 June 1944 at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Leavenworth, KS.
  • Launched, 19 July 1944
  • Delivered, 22 July 1944
  • During World War II LCT-1278 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Service transferred to Taiwan in January 1958, named Kennedy (496)
  • Final Disposition, date unknown
    Displacement 143 t.(lt), 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1"
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 5' (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    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-1278 28k LCT-1278 underway at Subic Bay, Philippine Islands in 1947. Akin Brill, OIC LCT-1334

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-1278 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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