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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-1300


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
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 2 to 16 March 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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-1300 30k 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
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    Last Updated 4 April 2014