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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:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • Following service in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT(6)-531 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater under the command of:
    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.
    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.
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-531 67k LCT(6)-531 beached while unloading equipment at Slapton Sands, England, 14 February 1944.
    US National Archives photo from motion picture
    Bill Brinkley
    LCT-811 35k LCT(6)-531 moored at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, France, date unknown. Photo taken from LCT(6)-811. Photo by James Procops BM2/c, LCT(6)-811
    LCT-531 156k 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-1173/531 40k LCT(6)-531 and LCT(6)-1173 loading at Plymouth, England, January 1945 John Kellers
    LST-377 168k 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.
    Mike Green

    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

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 13 July 2018