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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-614


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 and placed in service, 9 January 1944
  • 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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • LCT(6)-614 was later assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and operated in the Okinawa area in August 1945
  • At he end of World War II LCT-614 was assigned to:
    LCT Flotilla Fifteen
    LCT Group One Hundred-Fifteen and was assigned to Occupation and China service in Korea and China for the following periods:

    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
  • Final Disposition, 2 August 1948, US Army reports "disposal by salvage" in progress, probably scuttled soon after
  • LCT(6)-615 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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 LST-291
    off Plymouth England, date unknown.
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    LSM-285 43k USS LSM-285 moored with other LSMs, LCTs including LCT(6)-614, LCT(6)-631 and LCT(6)-1233 and USS LST-1075, date and location unknown. Joel Price for his father ENS. Phil Price USNR, XO LSM-285

    View LCT-614 Located at the World War II Landing Craft Tanks Web Site.
    There is no history record for LCT-614 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Last Updated 31 July 2015