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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
LCT-608 was transferred to Turkey, redesignated ç202
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down 11 November 1943, at Pidegon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
Launched, 12 December 1943
Delivered, 18 December 1943
During World War II LCT-608 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
Placed out of service, date unknown
Transferred to Turkey, date unknown, redesignated Turkish navy landing craft ç202
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT-608 earned one battle star for World War II service
|Campaigns and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" (o.a.)
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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||LCT-608 moored pierside, Norfolk, VA. circa late 1944 early 1945. Note the US Navy barge YF-400 in the background.
||Tom Kolarich in honor of his father LTjg Tom Kolarich USNR, OIC LCT-590
||Ex-LCU-608 landing troops during naval amphibious exercises while in Turkish naval service as landing craft ç202, date and location unknown.
Turkey naval photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships - 1977."
||ç202 with flags, date and location unknown.
Turkey naval photo.
||Line drawing of ç203 by Cüneyt Demir
There is no DANFS history for LCT-608 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 18 June 2010
This page created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|