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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)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 26 October 1943, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
Launched, 26 November 1943
Delivered and placed in service, 3 December 1943
During World War II LCT-603 was assigned to the European Theater, LCT Flotilla 12, LCDR William Leide in command, and participated in the:
Placed out of service (date unknown)
Struck From the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT-603 earned one battle star for World War II service
- 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"
Draft 5'; (max)
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
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||Scale model of LCT-603 by Phillipe Gonzales.
||From right to left, LCT-603, LCT-602 and LCT-522 nested at Green Cove Springs, St. John River Reserve Fleet, FL., 1946.
||CDR. Michael G. Kapnas, USNR Ret. (OIC LCT-602 and LCT-538, 1945-46)
There is no history record for LCT-603 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 3 August 2007
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