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Landing Craft Tank
US Army (LCT-1289)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 5 March 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA. \
  • Delivered, 29 April 1944
  • Sections shipped to Milne Bay New Guinea for assembly by US Army 441th Engineering Base Ship Battalion
  • The "Tremblin Gremlin" was launched and placed in service by the US Army, 8 August 1944, at Milne Bay, New Guinea
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1289 was assigned to Asiatic Pacific Theater: and participated in the following campaigns:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Borneo operation
    Balikpapan operation, 26 June to 7 July 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(6)-1289 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Placed out of service, 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-1289 341k US Army LCT-1289 launching ceremony, 8 August 1944, at Milne Bay, New Guinea.
    Photos by Frank D'Amato, from "The Odyssey of the 411 Engineer Base Shop Battalion, 1943-1944: a pictorial narrative of the 411th Engineer Base Shop Battalion in Australia and New Guinea, 1943-44", by Edwin J. Zufelt, courtesy Bangor Community Digital Commons @BPL">, Bangor Public Library
    Brian Miller
    LCT-1289 280k

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