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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 - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 17 June 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 28 June 1944
  • Delivered, 2 July 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. H. S. Langer, USNR, Officer in Charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT(5)-1181 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-Three, LCDR. F M. Wiseman, USNR;
    LCT Group Ninety-Seven, LT. R. J. Gilliland, USNR;
  • Following World War II LCT(6)-1181 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 4 October 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Stuck from the Naval Register, 24 October 1945
  • Final Disposition, sunk by her crew after a collision, date 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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    Webster 451k LCT(6)-1181 and two LSMs alongside USS Webster (ARV-2) with two LCMs and LCT-1181 at Iwo Jima, circa 29 September to 4 October 1945.
    US Navy photo from the National Naval Aviation Museum.
    National Naval Aviation Museum
    LCT-1181 35k model of LCT(6)-1181 WWII LCT web site

    There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-1181 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
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    Last Updated 17 October 2014