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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) - Presidential Unit Citation, 6 June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) Class:
Laid down, 3 September 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 19 September 1943
Delivered, 17 October 1943, LTjg. Frederick Nye Moses Officer In Charge
During World War II LCT(6)-540 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East heater, LCT Flotilla 15, LCDR Pruet, and participated in the following campaign:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-540 earned the Presidential Unit Citation and one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|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"
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. Ships' Service Generators
three propellers, 675shp
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||LCT(6)-540 on the beach at Normandy, 7 June 1944
||The stern of LCT(6)-540 married to the bow ramp of USS LST-372 probably off the Normandy beachhead, while unloading supplies and equipment, date unknown.. Note the barrage balloons overhead.
||Josh McNattin for his grandfather, Richard B McNattin USS LST-372
There is no history for LCT(6)-540 available at Navsource
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Last Updated 1 June 2018
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