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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:
|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.
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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||LCT(6)-1290 underway, date and location unknown.
||Kati Herrington-Burwinkle ENS. Joseph S. Herrington OinC LCT(6)-1071<
||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.
There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-1290 available at NavSource
|Officers in Charge|
|01||ENS. 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
Last Updated 25 April 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|