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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 - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2)
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 17 November 1943, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 18 December 1943
  • Delivered, 23 December 1943
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(6)-610 was assigned to both the Europe-Africa-Middle East and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters and participated in the following campaigns:
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    West Coast of Italy operations-1944
    Elba and Pianosa landings, 17 June 1944
    Invasion of Southern France, 2 September to 15 October 1944

  • When assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Fleet LCT(6)-610 came under the command of:
    LCT Flotilla Forty;
    LCT Group One Hundred Twenty
  • Following World War II LCT(6)-610 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September to 15 October 1945
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-610 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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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    LST-77 81k LSTs and LCTs loading German POWS in Southern France, date unknown. From left to right:
    Unidentified LST
    USS LST-501,
    USS LST-77,
    LCT(6)-610, and
    Robert Rutter, photo by his grandfather CAPT. Anthony Kohout Jr. ex CO USS LST-77
    LCT-610 99k LCT(6)-610 offloading a Sherman tank across the Southern France beachhead, circa 2 September to 15 October 1944 Ron Reeves

    There is no history for LCT(6)-610 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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    Last Updated 29 June 2018