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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, 30 October 1943, at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, MO.
Launched, 1 December 1943
Delivered, 30 December 1943
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-809 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
LCT Flotilla Seventeen, CDR. R. Craig Fabian
LCT Group Fifty and participated in the following campaign:
Final DispositionLCT(6) 809 was damaged during Operation Neptune (the seaborne invasion part of Operation Overlord, the D-Day landings) but brought back
to the UK. She was lost while under tow of HM Trawler W M Brady while a on voyage from Southampton for Poole, 26 September 1944. The wreck of
LCT(6) 809 lies in about 65 feet of water about half a mile west of the Needles Lighthouse, Isle of Wight, UK.
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-809 earned one battle star for World War II service
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Date
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 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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||LCT(6)-809 under way during builders trial, winter 1943.
Kansas City Structural Steel photo.
There is no history record for LCT(6)-809 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 14 December 2018
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