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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1)
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, 1 October 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 13 October 1943
Delivered, 31 October 1943
Placed in service, date unknown
During and after World War II LCT(6)-556 was initially assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and later to Asiatic-Pacific Theater and
participated in the following campaigns
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944
Following World War II LCT(6)-556 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 1 May 1946
While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT(6)-556 came under the command of:
LCT Flotilla Forty
LCT Group One Hundred-Twenty
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-556 earned one battle star 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)-556 in the left background as Army engineers lay a steel mesh roadway on beach "Alpha red," near Cavalaire,
France, 18 August 1944, during the Invasion of southern France.
US National Archives, Photo No. 80-G-K-1923
There is no history for LCT(6)-556 available 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
Last Updated 15 June 2018
This page created by Daniel D. Smith and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|