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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) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 23 September 1944, at Mount Vernon Bridge Co., Mount Vernon, OH.
Launched, 16 October 1944
Delivered, 19 October 1944
Placed in service, date unknown,
During World War II LCT(6)-1396 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Thirty-Eight, LCDR. M. R. Doherty, USNR;
LCT Group One Hundred Fourteen and participated in the campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 17 April to 30 June 1945
Following World War II LCT(6)-1396 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 20 September 1945 to 20 February 1946
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Service, date unknown
LCT(6)-1396 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.
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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||USS LST-683 underway in San Francisco Bay with
LCT(6)-1396 loaded on her main deck, circa 1946.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # 79090, caption courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974
There is no history for LCT(6)-1396 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 29 March 2019
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