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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-705


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - Invasion of Normandy, 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 Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 9 December 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service, 30 December 1943
  • During World War II LCT(6)-705 was assigned to both the Europe-Africa-Middle East and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters
  • While assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT(6)-705 came under the command of:
    LCT Flotilla Seventeen, CDR. R. Craig Fabian;
    LCT Group Fifty and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944

  • Following European service LCT(6)-705 was returned to the US for Pacific duty
  • LCT(6)-705 was assigned to Joint Task Force 1, Task Unit 1.2.5 (Target Vessels - Landing Craft Units - LCT Group 21 (LCT GRU 21) for Operation Crossroads the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in July 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-705 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, scuttled off Kwajalein in September 1947
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

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