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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 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
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
|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"
Draft 5'; (max)
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
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-1 underway during builders trial, winter 1943.
Kansas City Structural Steel photo.
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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 13 July 2007
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