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Landing Craft Tank
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)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 13 November 1943, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
Launched, 27 December 1943
Delivered and placed in service, 12 January 1943
During World War II LCT(6)-710 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
LCT Flotilla Seventeen, LCDR. Craig Fabian
LCT Group Fifty and participated in the following campaign;
Placed out of service, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT(6)-710 earned one battle star for World War II service
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
limiting 3' 9"
maximum navigation 5'
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
gun shields 10lbs
Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
three propellers, 675shp
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||A tow of 6 LCT's, being delivered down river from their builder, Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN., for outfitting by the Navy at New Orleans, LA. circa May 1944. Visible are
LCT(6)-714, the sixth landing craft is presumed to be
||Another view of the same tow of 6 LCT's, being delivered down river from their builder, Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN., for outfitting by the Navy at New Orleans, LA. in May 1944. Visible are:
The sixth LCT, LCT(6)-711 is obscured in this photo which appeared in a National Geographic Magazine article, issue date unknown
There is no DANFS history available for LCT(6)-710 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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