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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 Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, Normandy, 6 June 1944) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Transferred to the United Kingdom circa 1950s
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 15 October 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 29 October 1943
Delivered, 11 November 1943
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-565 was first assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle Theater and later to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944
||Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 18 May to 30 June 1945
When assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT(6)-565 came under the command of:
LCT Flotilla Thirty-Eight, LCDR. M. R. Doherty USNR;
LCT Group One Hundred-Thirteen, LT. R. Berkemeyer USNR
LCT(6)-565 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 1 September 1946
Placed out of service, date unknown unknown
LCT(6)-565 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the British Army during the "Malay Emergency", circa 1950s
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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Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 15 June 2018
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