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Lost due to inclement weather in November 1944

Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-548


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, circa 15 September 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, circa 29 September 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service, circa 22 October 1943
  • During World War II LCT(6)-548 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Nineteen19, LCDR Pruet, and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 31944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 11 December 1944
  • LCT(6)-548 earned one battle star for world War II service
  • Final Disposition, lost in November 1944 off Portsmouth England due to weather
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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-548 258k LCT(6)-548 featured in a World War II candy add. David Wright

    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
    LCT(6)-548 page located at the World War II Landing Craft Tanks web site
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