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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Letter of Commendation Commander LCT(6) Flotilla 21
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 30 August 1944, at Mount Vernon Bridge Co., Mount Vernon, OH.
  • Launched, 18 September 1944
  • Delivered, 20 September 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. Charles R. Hamborg Jr. USNR Officer in Charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1392 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-One, LCDR. W. B. Gillette USNR;
    LCT Group Sixty-Two, LT. T. J. McGann USNR and participated in the following campaign:
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto from 1 April to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II LCT(6)-1392 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 25 March 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-1392 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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    LCT-1392 180k LCT(6)-1392 beached near Madison, Indiana, 22 September 1944.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo No. NH 76093, courtesy of Captain C.W. Stoll, Louisville, Kentucky. Received from C.H. Bogart, 1972.
    Mike Green
    Gibson County 65k LCT(6)-1392 secured to the main deck of USS LST-794 at anchor, date and place unknown. USS LST-794 transported the LCT from New Orleans and launched the landing craft at Okinawa on 2 April 1945. Steve McMinn
    Gibson County 49k
    Gibson County 74k LCT(6)-1392 secured to the main deck of USS LST-794 while underway in heavy seas, probably enroute to Okinawa. Russ Padden
    LCT-1392 85k USS LST-794 crew offloading 5" ammo cannisters from LCT(6)-1392 prior to launching her at Iwo Jima. This ammo was later used to resupply destroyers on picket duty off Okinawa. Steve McMinn

    There is no DANFS history record available for LCT(6)-1392 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 8 September 2017