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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-1408


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, 1 September 1944 at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 2 October 1944
  • Delivered, 14 October 1944
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1408 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-Four, LCDR. H. A. Shuler USNR;
    LCT Group One Hundred One, LT. R.I. Carneross USNR and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945
  • Following World War II LCT-1408 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 1 September 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-1408 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LST-814 198k USS LST-814 under way bound for the war in the Pacific with floating causeways secured to her sides and LCT-1408 loaded on her main deck, date and location unknown.
    From the collection of David Read, USS LST 813. Published in "LST Scuttlebutt" magazine, May 2015 issue.
    Zach Morris, Associate Member and Editor, LST Scuttlebutt Magazine, U.S. Landing Ship Tank Association

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-1408 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
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    Last Updated 26 January 2017