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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-640


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 Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 27 January 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 29 January 1944
  • During World War II LCT-638 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla 19, and participated in the following campaign:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaigns and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, June 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-640 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 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-638 100k LCT-640 being lifted onto the deck of and LST, date and location unknown. Jeff Card for his grandfather Melvin Downing MoMM 3c LCT-638
    LCT-638 186k LCT-640 being lifted onto the deck of and LST, date and location unknown. Jeff Card for his grandfather Melvin Downing MoMM 3c LCT-638
    LCT-638 109k LCT-640 beached, date and location unknown. Jeff Card for his grandfather Melvin Downing MoMM 3c LCT-638
    LCT-638 187k LCT-640 beached while unloading a crane, date and location unknown. Jeff Card for his grandfather Melvin Downing MoMM 3c LCT-638

    There is no history record for LCT-640 available at Navsource.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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    Last Updated 20 February 2009