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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-501


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


LCT(6)-501 was transferred to Peru and redesignated BT-1
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) Class:
  • Laid down, 14 April 1943, at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc WI.
  • Launched, 10 June 1943
  • Delivered, 12 August 1943
  • During World War II LCT(6)-501 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-Nine, LCDR. R. H. M. Cross USNR;
    LCT Group One Hundred Seventeen, LT. F J. Hoehn USNR
  • Placed out of service date unknown
  • Transferred to Peru, date unknown, redesignated BT-1
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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-501 75k LCT(6)-501 launch, 10 June 1943, at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc WI. Submitted by Larry Bohn, courtesy of Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, WI.
    LCT-501 80k LCT(6)-501 at Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co., Manitowoc WI. Submitted by Larry Bohn, courtesy of Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, WI.
    LCT-501 51k LCT(6)-501 undergoing testing, 18 June 1943, prior to delivery to the Navy by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. Submitted by Larry Bohn, courtesy of Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, WI.
    LCT-501 65k LCT(6)-501 undergoing testing, 18 June 1943, prior to delivery to the Navy by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. Submitted by Larry Bohn, courtesy of Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, WI.
    LCT-501 71k LCT(6)-501 undergoing testing, 18 June 1943, prior to delivery to the Navy by the Manitowoc Shipbuilding Co. Submitted by Larry Bohn, courtesy of Wisconsin Maritime Museum, Manitowoc, WI.
    LCT-501 53k LCT(6)-501 underway running trials, circa June-August 1943 in the Great Lakes near Manitowoc, WI.
    US Navy photo.
    WWII LCTs Web Site
    LCT-501 88k LCT(6)-501 underway running trials, circa June-August 1943 in the Great Lakes near Manitowoc, WI.
    US Navy photo.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    LCT-501 103k LCT(6)-501 underway running trials, circa June-August 1943 in the Great Lakes near Manitowoc, WI.
    US Navy photo.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    LCT-501 102k LCT(6)-501 underway running trials, circa June-August 1943 in the Great Lakes near Manitowoc, WI.
    US Navy photo.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT(6)-501 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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