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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-557


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down 2 October 1943 at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched 13 October 1943
  • Delivered 31 October 1943
  • During and after World War II LCT-557 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and served at Okinawa and in the Philippines
  • Placed out of service at Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands, circa December 1945
  • 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 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LCT-557 125k 14 July 1945, LCT-557 unloading elements of the 715th Amphibious Tractor Battalion, Orange Beach Okinawa.
    National Archives photo
    Ron Swanson

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-557 available at NavSource
    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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