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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-510


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 3 June 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 16 July 1943
  • Delivered 4 September 1943
  • Placed in service, date unknown, LT H. Monson, USNR, Officer in Charge
  • During World War II LCT(6)-510 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Four, LCDR. Louis E. Hubbard, and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • Following World War II LCT(6)-510 was transported from the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater by USS LST-279 to New Orleans, LA., where she was off loaded
  • LCT(6)-510 steamed via the inland waterway to Green Cove Springs, FL., where she was placed out of service and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(6)-510 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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-531 156k LCT(6)-510 (foreground) heading toward the Utah Beachhead, 6 June 1944. LCT(6)-531 is off the port side of LCT(6)-510. Both carry DD tanks and have camouflage netting over there deck to conceal there cargo of tanks. Don Endecott for O.C. Yocom, USNR LCT-510
    LCT-510 48k LCT(6)-510 beached on Utah Beach, D-Day, 6 June 1944. Don Endecott for O.C. Yocom, USNR LCT-510
    LCT-510 84k LCT(6)-510 beached at LaHarve France, date unknown. Don Endecott for O.C. Yocom, USNR LCT-510
    LCT-510 138k Crew member working on deck of LCT(6)-510 with a view of the port side 20mm AA gun mount in the background, date and location unknown. Don Endecott for O.C. Yocom, USNR LCT(6)-510
    LCT-510 48k LCT(6)-510 beached, date and location unknown. .

    There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-510 available at Navsource
    Officer in Charge
    01LT. Monson, H., USNRno dates
    02LT. Rhodes, J. S., USNRno dates
    03ENS. Yokum, O. C., USNRno dates

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    LCT(6)-510 Photo Collections of O.C Yocom and Lawrence P. FoxWorld War II LCT Flotillas
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