Pidgeon-Thomas LCT Assembly line
These pictures depict the Pidgeon-Thomas LCT assembly line
in Memphis, TN circa 1944.
The begining of the Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Works LCT assembly line In Memphis,Tenn.
At one point these LCTs were being built at a rate of one every 1 and 3/4 days
This is the end of the assembly line.The LCTs are almost ready for launching.
This photo shows an LCT Mk6 at the end of the assembly line, ready for her
An LCT Mk6 being launched in the typical fashion - sideways.
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The Deck plan for the LCT Mk 6
|Hull Dimensions Length||119 ft.1in. in.|
|Hul l Dimensions Beam||32 ft.8 in.|
|Displacement||284 tons (short tons)*|
|Draught forward||40 in.|
|Loads carried (max tons)||150 tons (short tons)*|
|Engine make||Gray Marine|
|Number & Type||3 Diesel|
|Max speed||7 knots|
|Range in miles||700 at 7 knots|
|Armour in the wheelhouse||20 lb.|
|Armour in the gunshields||10 lb ?|
|Armament||2 20 mm antiaircraft gun|
|Armament||4 50 cal. machine guns|
* Short ton = 2000 lbs U.S. Long ton = 2240 lbs Great Britain
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