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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-554


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(6)-554 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

    Europe-Africa Middle East 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 service in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT(6)-554 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Forty
    LCT Group One Hundred Eighteen
  • Following World War II LCT(6)-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
  • LCT(6)-554 earned two battle stars for World War II service
  • 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-554 20k LCT(6)-554 under way with troops, date and location unknown  
    LST-491 218k LCT(6)-554 secured to the deck of USS LST-491, date and location unknown Russ Padden

    There is no history for LCT(6)-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

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