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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 (Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Serviced Medal (with Asia clasp)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 17 November 1943, Darby Products, Kansas City, KS.
Launched, 5 January 1944
Delivered, 13 January 1944
Placed in service, date and location unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-853 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:
Following service in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT(6)-853 was reassigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT(6) was assigned to:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
LCT Flotilla Forty-Three
LCT Group One Hundred Twenty-Nine
Following World War II LCT(6)-853 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 21 May 1946
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, 5 June 1946
LCT(6)-853 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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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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 1 February 2019
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