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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, 6 September 1944, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
Launched, 4 October 1944
Delivered and placed in service, 16 October 1944
During World War II LCT-1409 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 34 and participated in the following campaign:
Following World War II LCT-1409 performed Occupation duty in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 11 July 1946
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT-1409 earned one battle star during World War II
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 25 March to 30 June 1945
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" ovl.
Beam 32' 8"
Draft 5'; (max)
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
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 Gray Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
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||LCT-1409 is still secured to the main deck of USS LST-649 on 26 March 1945 during the invasion of Kerama-Retto west of Okinawa.
||John Carmony for his father Ltjg. Lloyd L. Carmony USNR USS LST-649
||LCT-1409 in the foreground passes USS Thornton (AVD-11) being towed into Kerama Retto harbor, Ryukyu Islands, by a fleet tug (ATF), circa 14 April 1945. Thornton had been heavily damaged, 5 April 1945 in a collision with USS Ashtabula (AO-51) and USS Escalante (AO-70). Note the deep vertical gash in her starboard side, amidships.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-328478, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|US Naval Historical Center
There is no DANFS history for LCT-1409 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 20 May 2011
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|