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Lost, struck a mine off the Normandy Beachhead in 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, date unknown, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered, date unknown
During World War II LCT-593 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
LCT Flotilla Seventeen CDR. R. Craig Fabian;
LCT Group Fifty and participated in the following campaign:
Sunk after striking a mine off the Normandy Beachhead in June 1944
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck From the Naval Register, 19 May 1945
LCT-593 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, lost from sinking, date unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 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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There is no history record for LCT(6)-593 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 22 June 2018
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