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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

LCT(6)-855 was transferred to Peru and redesignated BT-3
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 27 November 1943, Darby Products and Steel Corp., Kansas City, KS.
  • Launched, 17 January 1944
  • Delivered 29 January 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(6)-855 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Seventeen, CDR. R. Craig Fabian, and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaigns and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to Peru, date unknown, redesignated BT-3
  • LCT(6)-855 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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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-855 148k LCT(6)-855 and other landing craft stranded on "Utah" Beach, 6 June 1944. Note the German prisoners of war in a barbed-wire enclosure. Also of note are the group of African-American Soldiers in the near center distance, and the "Sherman" tank (with name "Delphia" on its side).
    US Army Signal Corps. photo # SC 320897 from the US Army Signal Corps. collection in the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    LCT-855 29k Ex-LCT(6)-855 in Peruvian service as BT-3 beached, circa 1951, location unknown. Robert Hurst

    There is no history for LCT(6)-855 available 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
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    Last Updated 1 February 2019