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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-708



LCT(6)-708 was lend-lease to the UK
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 5 November 1943, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 18 December 1943
  • Delivered, 6 January 1944
  • During World War II LCT(6)-708 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy 6 to 25 June 1944
    Gold Beach
  • Returned to US custody, date unknown
  • Struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ship's service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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