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Lost off the coast of Normandy in June 1944

Landing Craft Tank LCT(6)-714


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive 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, circa 15 December 1943 at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, circa 10 January 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, circa 1 February 1944
  • During World War II LCT(6)-714 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
  • Lost off Normandy, June 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-714 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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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    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)-714, LCT(6)-710, LCT(6)-709, LCT(6)-712, LCT(6)-713, 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. Visible are LCT(6)-714, LCT(6)-709, LCT(6)-710, LCT(6)-712, LCT(6)-713. LCT(6)-711 is presumed to be the sixth LCT in this tow.This photo appeared in a National Geographic Magazine article, issue date unknown Paul Samaras
    LCT-714 169k View off Omaha Beach, 7 June 1944, the day after the D-Day landings. LCT(6)-714 is in the left center, very much down at the stern, with an abandoned LCI(L) beyond.
    US National Archives, Photo # 80-G-252437, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT(6)-714 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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