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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-544


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 6JUN44)
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, 10 September 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 24 September 1943 Delivered, 19 October 1943
  • During World War II LCT-544 was assigned to the European Theater, LCT Flotilla 19, and participated in the:
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown.
  • LCT-544 earned one battle star for world War II service
    Specifications:
    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-544 52k LCT-544 approaching Fox Green Beach at Normandy, 6 June 1944. LCT-544 had to veer away from this landing zone due to heavy enemy gun fire. Note the unidentified MK5 LCT landing a tank. The tank is from the 741st Tank Bn. The unidentified LCT was most likely hit by enemy gun fire and sunk on the beach. Photo by William T. O"Neill taken from LCT-544 Steve O'Neill in honor of his father William T. O'Neill LCT-544
    LCT-544 55k LCT-544 approaching Easy Green Beach at Normandy, 6 June1944. LCT-544 landed on this beach. Note the Army troops appear pinned down on the beach just above the waterline. Photo by William T. O"Neill taken from LCT-544 Steve O'Neill in honor of his father William T. O'Neill LCT-544
    LCT-544 68k LCT-544 approaching Easy Green Beach at Normandy, 6 June 1944. Note the vehicles already on the beach and the Army troops on the ground just above the waterline. LCT-544 carried a bulldozer with a load of matting, and a couple of jeeps with Ranger recon elements. Photo by William T. O"Neill taken from LCT-544 Steve O'Neill in honor of his father William T. O'Neill LCT-544
    LCT-544 38k LCT-544 approaching Easy Green Beach at Normandy, 6 June 1944. Photo by William T. O"Neill taken from LCT-544 Steve O'Neill in honor of his father William T. O'Neill LCT-544
    LCT-544 66k LCT-544 approaching Susan B. Anthony (AP-72) to take off survivors as the transport is sinking off Omaha Beach at Normandy, 7 June 1944. Also in the photo is Pinto (ATF-90) alongside the stricken transport to fight fires and rescue crew. Photo was taken from LCT-544 Steve O'Neill in honor of his father William T. O'Neill LCT-544

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-544 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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