August 10th - Date to remember
#41

Several posts above, there is a collage of the 48th and 540th and training maneuvers for the invasion. I began looking up some info this afternoon for LCT 560, which is clearly identified in some of the photos. Here is what I've found.

 

Mark VI Type

Displacement: 309 tons (landing)

Length: 119'

Beam: 32'

Draft: 3'7" forward, 4' aft (landing)

Speed: 8 knots

Armament: 2 20mm

Complement: 1 officer, 12 enlisted

Capacity: 4 medium or 3 50-ton tanks; or 150 tons cargo; accomodations for 8 troops

3 Gray 225 hp diesels; triple screws

 

No. Name Comm. Notes (: Lost)

 

LCT-501-547 1943-44

LCT-548 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-549-554 1943-44

LCT-555 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-556-558 1943-44

LCT-559 1943-44 Lend-Lease to USSR

LCT-560 1943-44

LCT-561 1943-44 Lend-Lease to USSR

LCT-562 1943-44

LCT-563 1943-44 Lend-Lease to USSR

LCT-564-571 1943-44

LCT-572 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-573-578 1943-44

LCT-579 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-580-581 1943-44

LCT-582 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-583-592 1943-44

LCT-593 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-594-596 1943-44

LCT-597 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-598-611 1943-44

LCT-612 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-613-679 1943-44

LCT-680 1943-44

LCT-681-702 1943-44

LCT-703 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-704-712 1943-44

LCT-713 1943-44

LCT-714 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-715-743 1943-44

LCT-744-745 1943-44 Lend-Lease to USSR

LCT-746-776 1943-44

LCT-777 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-778-822 1943-44

LCT-823 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-824-842 1943-44

LCT-843-844 1943-44 Converted to Underwater Locator Minesweepers AMc(U)

LCT-845-886 1943-44

LCT-887-889 1943-44 Converted to Underwater Locator Minesweepers AMc(U)

LCT-890-960 1943-44

LCT-961 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-962 1943-44

LCT-963 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-964-982 1943-44

LCT-983 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-984 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-985-987 1943-44

LCT-988 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-989-997 1943-44

LCT-998 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-999-1014 1943-44

LCT-1015 1943-44 Lend-Lease to USSR

LCT-1016-1028 1943-44

LCT-1029 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-1030-1045 1943-44

LCT-1046-1047 1943-44 Lend-Lease to USSR

LCT-1048-1049 1943-44

LCT-1050 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-1051-1074 1943-44

LCT-1075 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-1076-1089 1943-44

LCT-1090 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-1091-1137 1943-44

LCT-1138 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-1139-1150 1943-44

LCT-1151 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-1152-1162 1943-44

LCT-1163 1943-44 Lend-Lease to USSR

LCT-1164-1175 1943-44

LCT-1176 1943-44 Lend-Lease to USSR

LCT-1177-1180 1943-44

LCT-1181 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-1182-1297 1943-44

LCT-1298 1943-44

LCT-1299-1357 1943-44

LCT-1358 1943-44 (no details)

LCT-1359-1433 1943-44

LCT-1434-1438 1943-44 Lend-Lease to USSR

LCT-1439-1441 1943-44

LCT-1442 1943-44 Lend-Lease to USSR

LCT-1443-1444 1943-44

LCT-1445 1943-44 Lend-Lease to USSR

LCT-1446-1465 1943-44

 

 

 

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Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#42

Found this on another site:

 

Bison Shipbuilding Buffalo NY LCT(6) 560 43 Nov-43

 

In another photo, it looks like there is another LCT with the number 506. This site would also confirm this.

 

Bison Shipbuilding Buffalo NY LCT(6) 506 43 Aug-43

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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#43

Just found this bit on Michael D. Ketchum's site. I noticed a sidebar in his latest newsletter regarding the 51st Evac Hospital and...

 

http://privateletters.net/featured_51st_evac_hospital.html

 

My dad's unit (see this post), also performed services for the 51st Evac...

 

http://www.6thcorpscombatengineers.com/eng...?showtopic=4496

 

Marion J Chard
Proud Daughter of Walter (Monday) Poniedzialek
540th Engineer Combat Regiment, 2833rd Bn, H&S Co, 4th Platoon
There's "No Bridge Too Far"
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