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Landing Ship Utility - LSU-1174
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-1174 (1944-1949)

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

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 8 June 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 17 June 1944
  • Delivered, 21 June 1944
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1174 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy
    Omaha Beach - 6 to 25 June 1944
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-1174 in 1949
  • LSU-1174 was assigned to the Rhine River Patrol, circa October 1952
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT(6)-1174 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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    LST-510 106k USS LST-510 and an unknown LST anchored in an English port, circa late-May prior to the Normandy Invasion in June 1944. USS LST-510 has LCT(6)-1174 loaded on her main deck ready to be launched prior to the invasion while the unknown LST has LCT(6)-815 loaded on her main deck also ready for launch prior to the invasion. Zach Morris Associate Member and Editor, LST Scuttlebutt Magazine U.S. Landing Ship Tank Association
    LCT-1174 74k LSU-1174 under way on the Rhine River, Germany, date unknown. Robert Hurst

    There is no history for LCT(6)-1174 / LSU-1174 available at NavSource
    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
    Rhine River Patrol
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    Last Updated 8 June 2018