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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)
Second Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1)
Third Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

Personnel Awards

Purple Heart (6 June 1944)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 30 November 1943, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 31 December 1943
  • Delivered, 9 January 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(6)-614 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twelve, LCDR William Leide:
    LCT Group Thirty-Five and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • LCT(6)-614 was later assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Forty
    LCT Group One Hundred Nineteen operating in the Okinawa area in August 1945
  • At the conclusion of World War II LCT(6)-614 and was assigned to Occupation and China service in Korea and China for the following period:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    23 March to 1 May 194623 March to 1 May 1946

  • Placed out of service, 9 April 1946, and loaned to the US Army
  • Struck From the Naval Register, 4 April 1947
  • LCT(6)-614 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, 2 August 1948, US Army reports "disposal by salvage" in progress, probably scuttled soon after
    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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    LCT-614 37k LCT(6)-614 being transported by USS LST-291 off Plymouth England, date unknown. US National Archives

    There is no history record for LCT(6)-614 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