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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:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 25 March to 30 June 1945
  • 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
    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.
    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 Gray Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LST-649 43k 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
    Thornton 43k 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

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 20 May 2011