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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-809


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 and placed in service, 30 December 1943
  • During World War II LCT-809 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla 17 Group 50 CDR. R. Craig Fabian in command, and participated in the following campaign:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Date
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944
  • Final DispositionLCT 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 on voyage Southampton for Poole, 26 September 1944. The wreck of LCT 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 and struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT-809 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 5'; (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LCT-809 84k LCT-1 underway during builders trial, winter 1943.
    Kansas City Structural Steel photo.
    B. Foster

    There is no history record for LCT-809 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 13 July 2007