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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 - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 6 June 1944, Normandy)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 15 August 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 29 August 1943
Delivered 18 September 1943
During World War II LCT(6)-526 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
LCT Flotilla Four, LCDR Louis E. Hubbard and participated in the following campaign:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
LCT(6)-526 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 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.
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.
three propellers, 675shp
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||LCT-526(6) underway towards the beach at Slapton Sands, England, 14 February 1944.
National Archives photo from motion picture
||LCT(6)-526, LCT(5)-474 and LCT(5)-3 unload trucks at Slapton Sands, on the southeast coast of Devon, during one of the many rehearsals for D-Day.
There is no history available for LCT(6)-526 at NavSource
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Last Updated 1 June 2018
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