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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-594


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) - 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 24 September 1943, at Pidegon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 26 October 1943
  • Delivered, 30 October 1943
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(6)-594 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:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • Following service in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT(6)-594 was reassigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Forty;
    LCT Group One Hundred Nineteen
  • Following World War II LCT(6)-594 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 24 March 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-594 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-283 32k LCT(6)-594 loaded onto the deck of USS LST-283 seen riding at anchor, possibly at Halifax, N.S. prior to sailing for Great Britain in convoy. Ray Morey
    LCT-594 65k LCT(6)-594 landing reinforcements at Omaha Beach, Normandy, 24 June 1944.
    US National Archives Motion Picture
    Bill Brinkley, still photo from motion picture
    LCT-594 78k LCT(6)-594 landing reinforcements at Omaha Beach, Normandy, 24 June 1944.
    US National Archives Motion Picture
    Bill Brinkley, still photo from motion picture

    There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-594 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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