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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) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 19 August 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 5 September 1943
Delivered 24 September 1943
During World War II LCT(6)-531 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Four, LCDR. Louis E. Hubbard and participated
in the following campaign:
Following service in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT(6)-531 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater under the command of:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
LCT Flotilla Forty-Three;
LCT Group One Hundred Twenty-Nine
Place out of service, date unknown
LCT(6)-531 earned one battle star for World War II service
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.
three propellers, 675shp
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||LCT(6)-531 beached while unloading equipment at Slapton Sands, England, 14 February 1944.
US National Archives photo from motion picture
||LCT(6)-531 moored at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, France, date unknown. Photo taken from
||Photo by James Procops BM2/c, LCT(6)-811
||LCT(6)-531 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 their deck to conceal their cargo of tanks.
||Don Endecott for O.C. Yocom (Skipper) LCT(6)-510
||LCT(6)-531 and LCT(6)-1173 loading at Plymouth, England, January 1945
||USS LST-377 under way San Francisco Bay, CA., in early 1946.
LST-377 is carrying LCT-531 on her main deck.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 79008. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.
There is no history record for LCT(6)-531 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 13 July 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|