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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, 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, 2 December 1943, at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, MO.
Launched, 11 January 1944
Delivered 31 January 1944
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-813 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Twenty-Six and participated in
the following campaign:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-813 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy
Omaha Beach - 6 to 25 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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||USS LST-863 entering San Francisco Bay (Note Homeward Bound
Pennant) with LCT(6)-813 on deck, circa early 1946.
US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 83644, courtesy of D. M. McPherson, 1975.
There is no history available for LCT(6)-813 at NavSource.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 14 December 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|