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Lost due to weather, 15 May 1944

Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 22 December 1943, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 20 February 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 22 February 1944
  • During World War II LCT(6)-984 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, LCT Flotilla Thirteen
  • Final Disposition, lost due to weather conditions off Hawaii, 15 May 1944, at 20N 157W
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 9 June 1944
    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 Thirteen 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>

    There is no history available for LCT(6)-984 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

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