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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (2)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 27 September 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 10 October 1943
Delivered, 30 October 1943
During World War II LCT-554 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|West Coast of Italy operations
Elba and Pianosa landing, 17 June 1944
|Invasion of Southern France
St Tropez, 15 August to 25 September 1944
Following World War II LCT-554 performed occupation duty in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 1 May 1946
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT-554 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" (o.a.)
Beam 32' 8"
Draft 5'; (max)
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, four .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
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||LCT-554 secured to the deck of USS LST-491, date and location unknown
There is no history for LCT-554 located at the World War II Landing Craft Tanks web site.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 6 May 2011
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|