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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, 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:
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
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 26 March to 30 June 1945
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-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
Last Updated 26 January 2017
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|