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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 24 May 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 1 July 1943
  • Delivered 26 August 1943
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • 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.
    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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    LCT-505 29k LCT(6)-505 under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    LCT-505 208k LCT(6)-505 moves toward the beach during East coast amphibious training maneuvers, circa 1943-44.
    US National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-K-13858
    Mike Green

    There is no history for LCT(6)-505 available at Navsource
    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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