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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-533


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, Invasion of 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) Class:
  • Laid down, 26 August 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 8 September 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service, 24 September 1943
  • During World War II LCT(6)-533 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Four, LCDR Louis E. Hubbard in command, 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)533 was assigned the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and came under the command of:
    LCT Flotilla Forty-Four
    LCT Group One Hundred Thirty
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-533 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown

    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-533 97k LCT(6)-533 passing by in the right middle distance, followed by a 'Rhino' tug (RHT). In the foreground an LCVP pulls up alongside two LCS(R) boats off 'Utah' Beach, 10 June 1944. The LCS(R)s are from USS Bayfield (APA-33) and USS Joseph T. Dickman (APA-13). Photographed by Combat Photo Unit Eight (CPU-8).
    US National Archives photo 80-G-252689, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    Robert Hurst
    LCT-533 222k German Prisoners of War on Utah Beach. Photo taken from LCT(6)-533 while high and dry on Utah Beach, June 1944. Don Endecott for ENS. O.C. Yocom LCT-510
    LCT-533 162k German Prisoners of War on Utah Beach. Photo taken from LCT(6)-533 while high and dry on Utah Beach, June 1944. Don Endecott for ENS. O.C. Yocom LCT-510
    LCT-533 150k Army troops wade ashore from LCT(6)-533 at Normandy, date unknown. Gerd Metthes

    There is no history available for LCT(6)-533 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

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