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Lost off the coast of Normandy in June 1944

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 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 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, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-714 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition, lost off Normandy, June 1944
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    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 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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