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Landing Craft Tank
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, 23 September 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 6 October 1943
Delivered, 27 October 1943
During World War II LCT-551 was assigned to the European Theater and participated in the:
Placed out of service (date unknown)
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, fate unknown.
- 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"
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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||View looking west on "Omaha" Beach during resupply operations, 1 July 1944.
Note the wrecked U.S. LCI(L) by the shoreline in the center, with a broached British LCT further to the right. LCT-551 and LCT-541 (partially visible) are beached at right.
US National Archives photo # SC 206826 a US Army Signal Corps photograph now in the collections of the US National Archives.
|US Naval Historical Center web site
There is no DANFS history record for LCT-551 located at Navsource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 7 July 2006
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