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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 - 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, 2 October 1943, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
Launched, 6 November 1943
Delivered and placed in service, 5 November 1943, ENS. Lloyd Moody USNR officer in charge
During World War II LCT(6)-596 was initially assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
LCT Flotilla Seventeen, CDR. 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)-696 was re-assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and came under the command of:
LCT Flotilla Twenty-Nine, LCDR E. D .Gasson USNR;
LCT Group Eighty-Five, LT. G. S. Renfield USNR
With end of World War II LCT(6)-596 was re-assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 1 May 1946
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT-596 earned one battle star for World War II service
LCT MK6 Specifications:
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
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 29 March 2013
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