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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-568


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 (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, 22 October 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 02 November 1943
  • Delivered, 13 November 1943
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(6)-568 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944
  • When assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT(6)-568 came under the command of:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Nine, LCDR. E.D. Gasson USNR;
    LCT Group Eighty-Seven
  • Following World War II LCT(6)-567 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 11 July 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-568 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LST-913 203k USS LST-913 at anchor with LCT(6)-568 deck loaded in preparation for the invasion of southern France, circa August 1944, location unknown. John DeNoma

    There is no history for LCT(6)-568 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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