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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
Place out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
|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"
Draft 5'; (max)
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
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 beached while unloading equipment at Slapton Sands, England, 14 February 1944.
US National Archives photo from motion picture.
||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-531 and LCT-1173 loading at Plymouth, England, January 1945
||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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 20 April 2007
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|