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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, 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:
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
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
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.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
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(6)-548 featured in a World War II candy add.
||LCT(6)-548 is left of LCVP's heading in to shore at Slapton Sands, England, in 1944, during an invasion rehearsal.
US National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-251959
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Last Updated 8 June 2018
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