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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 (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 5 March 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
  • Launched, 6 May 1944
  • Delivered, 8 May 1944
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1290 was assigned to Asiatic Pacific Theater: (ENS D. R. Taylor USNR, Officer in Charge, May 1945),
    LCT Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. A. Z. Kouri, USNR;
    LCT Group Forty-Two, LTjg. B. A. Wagner, USNR and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Western Caroline Islands operation
    Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(6)-1290 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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-1290 192k LCT(6)-1290 underway, date and location unknown. Kati Herrington-Burwinkle ENS. Joseph S. Herrington OinC LCT(6)-1071<
    LCT-1290 110k LCT(6)-1290 beached at Ulithi, Yap in the Caroline Islands in 1944.
    US National Archives photo, courtesy Patrick F. Ranfranz, Missing Air Crew Project.
    Robert Morrissey

    There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-1290 available at NavSource
    Officers in Charge
    01ENS. Taylor, D. R., USNR May 1945

    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
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    Last Updated 25 April 2014