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Landing Craft Tank LCT(6)-712


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 11 December 1943, at at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 7 January 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 26 January 1943
  • During World War II LCT(6)-712 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla 26 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
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(6)-712 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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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    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. Visible are LCT(6)-712, LCT(6)-710, LCT(6)-709, LCT(6)-713, LCT(6)-714, the sixth landing craft is presumed to be LCT(6)-711. 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)-712 is presumed to be the sixth LCT in this tow. Visible at LCT(6)-709, LCT(6)-710, LCT(6)-713, LCT(6)-714. the sixth landing craft is presumed to be LCT(6)-711. This photo appeared in a National Geographic Magazine article, issue date unknown Paul Samaras

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT(6)-712 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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