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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, 15 September 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 29 September 1943
Delivered and placed in service, 22 October 1943, ENS. James E. Brown, USNR, Officer in charge
During World War II LCT-547 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla 19, Group 55, LCDR Pruet in command, and participated in the following campaign
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown.
LCT-547 earned one battle star for world War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy - Omaha Beach, 6 to 25 June 1944
Transported Battalion Staff with HQ Battery 197th AAA AW (SP) Battalion, LCOL McEniry
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.
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-547 crew that landed on "Easy Red" Sector at Omaha Beach during the Normandy Invasion on the morning of 6 June 1944. Note Wallace Ritterbusch, MOmm/3c's name was not included in the photo caption. He is standing behind and to the right of ENS. Brown.
||Clarence S. Gramling, QM2/c LCT-547
There is no DANFS history for LCT-547 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 13 May 2011
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