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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-1402


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, 7 November 1944 at Mount Vernon Bridge Co., Mount Vernon, OH.
  • Launched, 29 November 1944
  • Delivered, 2 December 1944
  • During World War II LCT-1402 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 34 and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, May 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-1402 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 t.(lt), 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1"
    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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    LCT-1402 209k USS LST-827 unloading LCT-1402 at Leyte in March 1945. LCT-1402 was loaded aboard LST-827 at New Orleans with a PT Boat in her well. Before LCT-1402 could be unloaded a cargo ship was secured alongside LST-827 and using her cargo booms lifted the PT Boat from the well of LCT-1402. This having been accomplished the unloading of LCT-1402 could commence. The first photo in the series shows LCT-1402 resting on the main deck of LST-827 For the crew of LST-827, William "Bill" Starkey BM2/c USS LST-827
    LCT-1402 358k LCT-1402 being launched over the side of USS LST-827 at Leyte in March 1945. Note the she is in mid-air. A rare photo. For the crew of LST-827, William "Bill" Starkey BM2/c USS LST-827
    LCT-1402 352k LCT-1402 is alongside USS LST-827 after being launched at Leyte in March 1945. This photo shows the shipways built on the deck of LSTs to haul LCTs. After launching an LST the shipways were jettisoned and hauled to the beach. For the crew of LST-827, William "Bill" Starkey BM2/c USS LST-827
    LCT-1402 311k LCT-1402 is alongside USS LST-827 after being launched at Leyte in March 1945. For the crew of LST-827, William "Bill" Starkey BM2/c USS LST-827

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-1402 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 28 August 2009