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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

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 30 April 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 30 June 1944
  • Delivered, 1 July 1944
  • Placed in service, date and location unknown, ENS. L. A. Wiley, USNR, Officer in Charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1318 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-Seven, LCDR. H. E. Rice USNR;
    LCT Group One Hundred Ten and
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Nine;
    LCT Group Eighty-Five and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Iwo Jima operation
    Assault and occupation of Iwo Jima, 2 to 16 March 1945

  • In July 1945 LCT-1318 was reassigned to Marianas with the rest of LCT Flotilla Twenty-Nine, Group Eighty-Five
  • Placed our of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 13 December 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-1318 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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    LSM-239 65k LCT(6)-1318 and USS LSM-239 along with LCT(6)-631 beached at Iwo Jima, while unloading badly needed equipment and supplies, circa 19 February 1945. Note that the beached is littered with abandoned boats and equipment. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    There is no history record for LCT(6)-1318 available at Navsource.
    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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