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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, 6JUN44)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 14 September 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 29 September 1943
  • Delivered and place in service, 21 October 1943
  • During World War II LCT(6)-546 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Nineteen, LCDR Pruet, and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • Placed out of service, 6 December 1946, excess to US Navy needs, made available for disposal
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 22 January 1947
  • Accepted by the Maritime Commission, 27 February 1947 and delivered to Henry M. Todd, Moncks Corner, S.C. for commercial service.
  • LCT(6)-546 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"
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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-546 34k LCT(6)-546 with a barrage balloon off the English coast, 1944.
    US National Archives photo.
    Ron Swanson, LCT Flotillas WW2, Newsletter editor-researcher
    LCT-546 89k LCT(6)-546 crew, 6 June 1944, Easy Red Beach, Invasion of Normandy, 2 Officers (OIC ENS. Jerome T. Landsberger, Asst. OIC ENS. Lawrence Bondi) and 17 enlisted. Top Row left to right: Al W. Argenta EM3/c, Phillip H. Icenhour S1/c, Winston Berry S1/c, Robert Bailey S1/c, John Foulk BM3, Ens. Jerome T. Landsberger, Ens Lawrence Bondi. Middle Row from left to right: John Gordon S2/c, Nestor Makris SC3/c, Henry Graeff QM3/c, Ralph E. Gallant MoMM2/c, Vern L. Cole S2/c, Paul M. Hanver MoMM2/c, Ralph L. Rost MoMM3/c. Front Row from left to right: James W. Bittle S2/c, Jere H. Sanders S1/c, Raymond R. Harmon MoMM2/c, Bruce R. Bergstesser S1/c, Raymond L. Slaugenhaupt S1/c. Ralph E. Gallant USCG Ret.

    History by Ralph E. Gallant USCG Ret., LCT-546
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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