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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-647


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - 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 January 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 27 January 1944
  • Delivered, 30 January 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown, ENS.Floyd A. Johnson USNR, Officer in Charge
  • During World War II LCT-647 was assigned to both the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT(6) Flotilla Nineteen and the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, June 1944

  • Returned to the US and loaded onto the deck of USS LST-1080 for transport to Pearl Harbor
  • At Pearl Harbor LCT-647 was assigned to LCT Flotilla 41 Group 122
  • LCT-647 reached the Hawaiian Islands at the conclusion of World War II and serviced there until reloaded aboard USS LST-47 for return to the United States soon after the conclusion of World War II
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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 Gray Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LCT-647 110k LCT-647 beached, date and location unknown. Photo by Kenneth J. Waters MoMM1 USNR, contributed Susan Ann Waters Wolslegel
    LCT-647 161k LCT-647 with a load of Army staff cars enroute to Normandy, date unknown. Photo by Kenneth J. Waters MoMM1 USNR, contributed Susan Ann Waters Wolslegel
    LCT-647 161k LCT-647 unloading Army staff cars in Normandy, date unknown. Note LCT-638 in background. Photo by Kenneth J. Waters MoMM1 USNR, contributed Susan Ann Waters Wolslegel
    LCT-647 189k LCT-647 crew members (names unknown), date and location unknown. Photo by Kenneth J. Waters MoMM1 USNR, contributed Susan Ann Waters Wolslegel
    LCT-647 95k LCT-647 Officer in Charge on the flying bridge, (name unknown), date and location unknown. Photo by Kenneth J. Waters MoMM1 USNR, contributed Susan Ann Waters Wolslegel
    LCT-647 94k LCT-647 beached with a load of pipes with crew member standing on the ramp (name unknown), date and location unknown. Photo by Kenneth J. Waters MoMM1 USNR, contributed Susan Ann Waters Wolslegel
    LCT-647 152k LCT-647 beached with a load of pipes.The names of the two crew members standing on the ramp are unknown, date and location unknown. Photo by Kenneth J. Waters MoMM1 USNR, contributed Susan Ann Waters Wolslegel
    LCT-647 100k LCT-647 with German POWs on board, date and location unknown. Photo by Kenneth J. Waters MoMM1 USNR, contributed Susan Ann Waters Wolslegel
    LCT-647 106k LCT-647 crew members (names unknown), date and location unknown. Note LCT-550 in the background of top photo. Photo by Kenneth J. Waters MoMM1 USNR, contributed Susan Ann Waters Wolslegel
    LCT-647 146k LCT-647 looking aft towards at anchor, date and location unknown. Photo by Kenneth J. Waters MoMM1 USNR, contributed Susan Ann Waters Wolslegel
    LCT-647 158k LCT-647 20mm AA gun mount and gun crew (names unknown), date and location unknown. Photo by Kenneth J. Waters MoMM1 USNR, contributed Susan Ann Waters Wolslegel
    LCT-647 99k LCT-647 crew member at bow (names unknown), date and location unknown. Photo by Kenneth J. Waters MoMM1 USNR, contributed Susan Ann Waters Wolslegel
    LCT-647 104k LCT-647 crew photos (names unknown), date and location unknown. Photo by Kenneth J. Waters MoMM1 USNR, contributed Susan Ann Waters Wolslegel
    LCT-647 92k LCT-647 crew photos, in the lower image Kenneth J. Waters MoMM1/c USNR is the man in front, date and location unknown. Susan Ann Waters Wolslegel

    LCT-647 Action Report for 6 June 1944 Courtesy Richard Fox and John Wolslegel
    There is no DANFS history for LCT-647 available 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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