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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 - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 18 May 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 27 June 1943
Delivered, 25 August 1943
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-503 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Forty
LCT Group One Hundred Eighteen
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
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.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
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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||Various LCTs including LCT(6)-503, LCT(5)-409 and LCT(5)-489
probably at NAB Solomons, MD. while undergoing training, circa 1943.
There is no history for LCT(6)-503 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
Last Updated 5 May 2018
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