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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 202
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
    Campaigns and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Transferred to Turkey, date unknown, redesignated Turkish navy landing craft 202
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-608 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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.
    Complement 14
    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 40k 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
    LCT-608 26k Ex-LCU-608 landing troops during naval amphibious exercises while in Turkish naval service as landing craft 202, date and location unknown.
    Turkey naval photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships - 1977."
    Cneyt Demir
    LCT-608 47k 202 with flags, date and location unknown.
    Turkey naval photo.
    Cneyt Demir
    LCT-606 160k Line drawing of 203 by Cneyt Demir Cneyt 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
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    Last Updated 18 June 2010