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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6)
  • Laid down, 19 December 1943, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 17 February 1944
  • Delivered, 18 February 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. R.R. Hachett, USNR Officer in Charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT(6)-982 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirteen, LCDR L.L. Tower, USN (21);
    LCT Group Thirty-Eight, LT. K.R.A. Gross, USNR and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Marianas operation
    Capture and occupation of Saipan, 15 June to 20 July 1944
    Capture and occupation of Guam, 21 July to 15 August 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-982 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • 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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    Oak Hill 1079k Aerial views of USS Oak Hill (LSD-7) underway, 21 April 1944, off the coast of California enroute to Pearl Harbor with two Flotilla 13 LCTs aboard. LCT(6)-984 and LCT(6)-982 are loaded stern to stern in Oak Hill's well deck along with numerous LVTs. Photos was taken from a Blimp Squadron (ZP-32) Airship based at Moffett Field, Sunnyvale CA. Photo - David Buell
    Additional Caption Information Walter Slater LCT-982
    266k LCT (6)-982 loaded on the main deck of USS LST-274 while underway in June 1944 enroute to the Marianas Islands.
    Ref. COM LCT GR 38 5/1/44-9/30/44 war diary or LST-274 6/1-30/44 war diary National Archives.
    U.S. National Archives Identifier 204976493, Local Identifer 342-FH-3A40334-63650AC, U.S. Air Army Air Corps photo # 63650AC
    David Upton
    136 LCT(6)-982 being launched from USS LST-274, off Saipan, 1140 hours 20 June 1944.
    Location, date and time reference from LST-274 War Diary 6/1-30/44 National Archives.
    Images are frames taken from a short film named "Saipan Island Aslito Airfield and Astolap Airfield" National Archives ID 4157. Local ID 188-CS-1790
    David Upton
    94k LCT(6)-982 loaded with military equipment and headed for the beach at Saipan, 20 June 1944.
    Frame image taken from a short film named "Saipan Island Aslito Airfield and Astolap Airfield" National Archives ID 4157. Local ID 188-CS-1790.
    David Upton
    245k LCT(6)-982 transporting heavy load of Army tanks ashore to fortify our troops during landing operations on Saipan, Marianas Islands, 21 June 1944.
    U.S. National Archives Identifier 193831502, U.S. ARmy Air Corps Photo# 63656A.C., now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    David Upton

    There is history available for LCT(6)-982 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest see;
    1. World War II LCT Flotillas
    2. USMC Film #100459: "Army Air Force Weekly Digest, No. 34"
    Description "First Army Air Force Weekly Digest, No. 34."
    Contains campaign updates for: Attu; Hill #700 Bougainville; and Saipan
    Film marked as "Restricted."
    Running Time 17:58
    Location Saipan (Northern Marianas Islands); Bougainville Island (Papua New Guinea); Attu, Territory of Alaska
    LCT-982 scenes at 13:34 to 13:43 minutes
    Source University of South Carolina, University Libraries, Moving Image Research Collections, Digital Collections United States Marine Corps. Films

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