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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:
|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.
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)-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
Last Updated 11 July 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|