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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-621


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


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 22 December 1943, at Pidegon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 22 January 1944
  • Delivered, 30 January 1944
  • During World War II LCT-621 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla 17, Group 50, CDR. R. Craig Fabian in command, and participated in the following campaign:

    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy
    6 to 25 June 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-621 earned one battle star for WWII service
    Specifications:
    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-621 79k LCT-621 beached in England, date and location unknown.
    Photo from US National Archives Tape No. 34-4244
    Bill Brinkley
    LSM-399 63k USS LSM-399 and LCT-621 (at far left) beached along with an unidentified LST, probably in the Caribbean, date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT-621 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 6 May 2011