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Lost by sinking off the Normandy Beachhead, 6 June 1944
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 - Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 05 October 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 17 October 1943
Delivered, 05 November 1943
Placed in service (date unknown)
LCT-559 was loaded on USS LST-50 at New Orleans, LA. and off loaded at Plymouth England
During World War II LCT-559 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
Sunk on first run on D-day, likely near Omaha beach
Struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, lost from sinking 6 June 1944
LCT-559 earned one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 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 Gray Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
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||LCT-559 being hoisted aboard USS LST-50 at New Orleans, LA. for transport to Plymouth, England.
US Navy photo.
There is no DANFS history for LCT-559 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
LCT-559...A short and tragic career
Last Updated 22 August 2008
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