Omaha Beach. The LCT(6) which carried DD tanks across the Channel were to launch their tanks and then proceed to the Transport Area to collect vehicles and personnel. These were scheduled to land at H+180 minutes. In the event the DD tanks were carried all the way to the beach. The LCT(6) did however return to the Transport Area as planned. I have pieced together several snippets to try and explain the craft loads. Each craft carried four DD tanks. The design of the LCT(6) allowed all four DD tanks to be carried in line astern so that they could negotiate the bow ramp without damage to the screens. One table suggests that other vehicles (unspecified) were carried on the craft together with the DD tanks. The same table lists personnel as being carried in addition to tank crews. Presumably crews for the vehicles above. Different and later tables show the vehicles to be landed at H+180 minutes as twelve jeeps and trailers, except for those serving British LSI(L) which carry only four. My guess. Each LCT(6) carrying DD tanks also carried four jeeps and trailers stowed down the sides of the tank deck. The LCT(6) serving US APAs collected a further eight jeeps. Someone will know the answer. While thinking of APAs, some accounts mention troops boarding LCVP via scrambling nets. This was difficult and dangerous given the loads some carried. Others mention LCVP being loaded at the ships rail. I cannot find any official orders or instructions but always thought APAs lowered LCVP and then loaded via nets. I am fairly sure that I have read that loading at the rail and then lowering was considered dangerous. Possibly APA captains were senior enough to make their own decisions. Who knows for certain? Mike.