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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive Iwo Jima)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
LCT-1300 was transferred to Greece and named HS Kythira (L-185)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 25 March 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Launched, 26 May 1944
Delivered and placed in service, 27 May 1944, ENS. W. A Harris, USNR, Officer in Charge (May 1945)
During World War II LCT(6)-1300 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Thirty Nine, at Iwo Jima
LCT Flotilla Thirteen, LCDR. C. P. Lewis, USNR;
LCT Group Forty-Eight, LT. R.T. Capeless, USNR; at Okinawa
LCT Flotilla Twenty Nine, in the Marianas in July 1945
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 2014
Transferred to Greece, circa 1947, named HS Kythira (L-185)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT(6)-1300 earned one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Iwo Jima operation
Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 2 to 16 March 1945
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)-1300 still loaded on the main deck of USS LST-641 which while beached at Iwo Jima on D-Day, 15 February 1945
||Fred Wells USS LST-641
There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-1300 available at Navsource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 4 April 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|