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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, 6 June 1944) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 5 November 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 19 November 1943
Delivered, 23 November1943
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-624 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Nineteen, LCDR Pruet, and participated
in the following campaign:
Following service in the Europe-Africa-Middle East campaign LCT(6)-624 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
LCT Flotilla Forty-Four
LCT Group One Hundred Thirty
Placed out of service in 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, 7 February 1946
LCT(6)-624 earned one battle star 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.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
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(6)-624 is beached in the center of this photo with USS LCI(L)-85 beyond her, probably at or near Slapton Sands, England, during rehearsals for the Normandy invasion. A M4 "Sherman" tank, with floatation skirts, is partially visible at left.
US Navy photo # NH 100085-KN from the collections of the Naval Historical Center.
|US Naval Historical Center
||USS LST-766 under way off San Francisco, CA., with
LCT(6)-624 on board, in 1945-1946.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 79555. Courtesy of D.M. McPherson, 1974.
|US Naval History and Heritage Command
There is no history for LCT(6)-624 available at NavSource
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Last Updated 29 June 2018
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