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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, 9 March 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA
  • Launched, 10 May 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 11 May 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard, LTjg. M.W. Vail USNR Officer in Charge
  • During World War II LCT-1292 was assigned to Asiatic Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. A.Z. Kouri, USNR;
    LCT Group Forty-Two, LTjg B. A. Wagner, USNR and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific 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
  • LCT(6)-1292 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • 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-1071 232k LCT(6)-1071, LCT(6)-1074 and LCT(6)-1292 and other LCTs moored at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA., 20 May 1944. This is a cropped image from a photo of USS Pensacola(CA-24) departing Mare Island, 20 May 1944. Thomas Rickels for his father ENS. Gerald H. Rickels OinC LCT-1071
    LCT-1292 196k LCT(6)-1292 broached on the busy red beach with a set of waves pounding her in further during the invasion at Angaur in the Palaus in September 1944.
    US National Archives Photo #80-G-284046, a US Navy photo now in the collection of the US National Archives in College Park, Maryland
    Tracy White
    LST-918 221k USS LST-918 underway in San Francisco Bay with LCT-1292 on board, circa early 1946.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo NH 79583, courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no history for LCT(6)-1292 available at NavSource
    Officers in Charge
    01LTjg. Vail, M.W., USNR11 May 1944 - ?

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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