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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 - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - Navy Occupation Service Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 16 May 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 19 July1944
  • Delivered, 20 July 1944
  • During World War II LCT-1326 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Fleet LCT Flotilla 34 and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 30 June 1945
  • Following WWII LCT-1326 performed Occupation duty in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 6 March 1947
  • Place out of service, date unknown
  • Struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-1326 was earned one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 5' (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LST-588 73k LCT-1326 along with USS LST-588, USS LST-399, USS LST-390 and other amphibious ships and landing craft on the beach at Iwo Jima, February 1945. Note: Mount Suribachi in the background. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-135 403k LCT-1326, far right, along with USS LSM-24, USS LSM-135 and other landing craft unloading cargo at Ie Shima, Ryukyus Islands, 24 April 1945.
    US National Archives photo # 080-G-321772, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Arthur Tarpinian, USS LSM-135

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-1326 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 20 May 2011