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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:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy
    Omaha Beach - 6 to 25 June 1944
  • 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
    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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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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    LCT-709 138k 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 LCT(6)-709, LCT(6)-710, LCT(6)-712, LCT(6)-713, LCT(6)-714 Paul Samaras
    LCT-709 335k 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)-709, LCT(6)-710, LCT(6)-712, LCT(6)-713, LCT(6)-714. This photo appeared in a National Geographic Magazine article, issue date unknown Paul Samaras

    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

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