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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Commander LCT(6) Flotilla 21 Letter of Commendation
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, 22 December 1944, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 21 October 1944
  • Delivered, 2 November 1944
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1415 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-One, LCDR. W. B. Gillette USNR;
    LCT Group Sixty-Three, LT. G. W. Wagonhourst USNR and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 April to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II LCT(6)-1415 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 7 February 1946
  • LCT(6)-1415 was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.5 (Target Vessels - Landing Craft Units - LCT Group 21 (LCT GRU 21) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-1415 earned one battle star during World War II
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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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    LST-834 85k USS LST-834 with LCT(6)-1415 arrives at the Okinawa Beachhead, 1 April 1945 along with other ships of the invasion task force. Note USS LST-759 with a "Rhino" bridge causeway fitted to her port side in the distance.
    Real War Photos
    Gerd Metthes
    LSM-220 67k USS LSM-220, USS LST-1000, LCT(6)-1415, LCT(6)-1265 and LCT(6)-1049 along with another unidentified LCT unloading at Yellow Beach, Okinawa.
    US Navy photo # NH 91387 for the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret
    LSM-84 105k USS LSM-84, LCT(6)-1415 and LCT(6)-1386 along with five LCVPs at Yellow Beach, Okinawa, 3 April 1945. The two LCTs are just visible beached at the left edge of the photo. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LSM-84 82k USS LSM-84 and LCT(6)-1415 beached on Yellow Beach, Okinawa while unloading vehicles, 3 April 1945. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    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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