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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 - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 27 September 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 10 October 1943
Delivered, 30 October 1943
During World War II LCT(6)-554 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|West Coast of Italy operations
Elba and Pianosa landing, 17 June 1944
|Invasion of Southern France
St Tropez, 15 August to 25 September 1944
Following service in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT(6)-554 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Forty
LCT Group One Hundred Eighteen
Following World War II LCT(6)-554 performed occupation duty in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 1 May 1946
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-554 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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)-554 under way with troops, date and location unknown
||LCT(6)-554 secured to the deck of USS LST-491, date and location unknown
There is no history for LCT(6)-554 located at the World War II Landing Craft Tanks web site.
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
Last Updated 8 June 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|