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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, 19 August 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 5 September 1943
  • Delivered 24 September 1943
  • During World War II LCT-531 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla 4, under the command of 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
  • Place out of service, date unknown
  • 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"
    Draft 5'; (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LCT-531 67k LCT-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-531 moored at Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, France, date unknown. Photo taken from LCT-811. Photo by James Procops BM2/c, LCT-811
    LCT-1173/531 40k LCT-531 and LCT-1173 loading at Plymouth, England, January 1945 John Kellers
    LCT-531 156k LCT-531 heading toward the Utah Beachhead, 6 June 1944. LCT-531 is off the port side of LCT-510. Both carry DD tanks and have camouflage netting over there deck to conceal there cargo of tanks. Don Endecott for O.C. Yocom (Skipper) LCT-510

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-531 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 20 April 2007