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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:
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
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 30 June 1945
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.
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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||LCT-1326 along with
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
||LCT-1326, far right, along with
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
Last Updated 20 May 2011
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|