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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-549


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
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, 18 September 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 3 October 1943
  • Delivered, and placed in service, 23 October 1943
  • During World War II LCT(6)-549 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater 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 in 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 7 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown.
    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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    LST-1107 53k LCT-549 loaded on the main deck of USS LST-1107 while underway, circa 1945-46, place unknown.
    US Navy photo # NH 83669 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center, Courtesy D.M. McPherson, 1975.
    Marilyn Ford in honor of her father, Frank H. Smith Jr. USS LST-1107

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT(6)-549 located 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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