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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)
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, 6 September 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 19 September 1943
Delivered, 14 October 1943
During World War II LCT(6)-541 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Nineteen, LCDR Pruet and participated
in the following campaign:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-541 earned 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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||View looking west on "Omaha" Beach during resupply operations, 1 July 1944.
Note the wrecked U.S. LCI(L) by the shoreline in the center, with a broached British LCT further to the right.
LCT(6)-551 and LCT(6)-541 (partially visible) are beached at right.
US National Archives photo # SC 206826 a US Army Signal Corps photograph now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command
||LCT(6)-541 beached at Normandy, date unknown.
US National Archives photo from film
||LCT(6)-541 under way off the Normandy beachhead, June 1944.
||Crew of LCT(6)-541 and LCT(6)-602 moored at NAB Little Creek, VA., 1945.
||CDR. Michael G. Kapnas, USNR Ret (OIC LCT-602)
There is no history for LCT(6)-541 available 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
Last Updated, 8 June 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|