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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-526


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:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(6)-526 earned one battle star for World War II service

    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.
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-526 54k LCT-526(6) underway towards the beach at Slapton Sands, England, 14 February 1944.
    National Archives photo from motion picture
    Bill Brinkley
    LCT-3 73k 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. Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT(6)-526 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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    Last Updated 6 May 2011