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Lost to enemy mine, circa 6- 8 June 1944 at Normandy
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 in October 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched in November 1943
Delivered and placed in service in November 1943
During World War II LCT(6)-572 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Twelve, LCDR William Leide and participated in
the following campaign:
Lost, struck a mine off the Normandy beachhead circa 6-8 June 1944
Struck From the Naval Register, 19 May 1945
LCT-572 earned one battle star for World War II service
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 8 June 1944
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)-572 (closed to camera in the center of the photo) broached on the beach during the Invasion of Normandy, 8 June 1944. This appears to be her resting place after striking a mine in the beachhead area.
US Army Signal Corps, photo # SC 193082 from the collections of the US National Archives.
There is no history record for LCT(6)-572 available at NavSource
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U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
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Last Updated 15 June 2018
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