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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-508


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


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 30 May 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 4 July 1943
  • Delivered 9 September 1943
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT-508 was assigned to the Asiatic Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Forty-One;
    LCT Group One Hundred Twenty-Three
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • 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 5' (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Gray Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LCT-508 36k LCT-508 landing troops, date and location unknown.
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    US Navy in WWII

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-508 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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    Last Updated 28 May 2004