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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
    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
  • 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
    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-547 29k 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
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    Last Updated 13 May 2011