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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-654


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, 17 January 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 7 February 1944
  • Delivered 9 February 1944
  • LCT-654 was loaded onto USS LST-980 at Norfolk, VA., 6 April 1944
  • LCT-654 was unloaded, 8 May 1944, at Plymouth (Jennycliff), England
  • During World War II LCT-654 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
  • LCT Flotilla Twenty-Six and participated in the following campaign:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy
    Omaha Beach - 6 to 25 June 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-654 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 Gray Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LCT-654 52k LCT-654 docked and waiting to be loaded onto and LST for return to the US. Harry J Allston
    LCT-654 59k LCT-654 waiting to be loaded onto an LST for return to the US. Harry J Allston
    LCT-654 51k LCT-654 being hoisted to the dock. Harry J Allston
    LCT-654 65k LCT-654 being lowered to the dock. Harry J Allston
    LCT-654 51k LCT-654 being lowered to the dock. Harry J Allston
    LCT-654 46k LCT-654 on the dock waiting to be loaded onto the LST. Harry J Allston
    LCT-654 55k LCT-654 being hoisted from the dock to the deck of the LST. Harry J Allston
    LCT-654 67k LCT-654 being lowered onto skids on the LST's deck. Harry J Allston
    LCT-654 50k LCT-654 on the LSTs deck. Harry J Allston
    LCT-654 22k Harry Allston sitting of the fantail of LCT-654. Harry J Allston
    LCT-654 49k LCT-654 secured to the deck of the LST and underway for the US. Harry J Allston
    LCT-654 36k LCT-654 secured to the deck of the LST and underway for the US. Harry J Allston

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT-654 a NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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

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