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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, 2 December 1943, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
Launched, 28 December 1943
Completed and delivered, 15 January 1944
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-711 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Twenty-Six and participated in the following campaign:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 21 May 1946
LCT(6)-711 earned one battle star for World War II service
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 3 March 1947
Sold, date unknown, documented MV Freeport Sulphur No. 201, Official Number 252681
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy
Omaha Beach - 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, Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL. for outfitting by the Navy at New Orleans, LA. circa May 1944. LCT(6)-711 is the sixth vessel in the tow but cannot be seen clearly. Visible are
||Another view of the same tow of 6 LCT's, being delivered down river from their builder, Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL., for outfitting by the Navy at New Orleans, LA. in May 1944. LCT(6)-711 is presumed to be the sixth LCT in this tow. Visible are
LCT(6)-714. This photo appeared in a National Geographic Magazine article, issue date unknown
There is no history available for LCT(6)-711 at NavSource.
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 20 July 2018
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