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LSU-566 (1949 - 1952)
LCT(6)-566 (1944 - 1949)
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) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 16 October 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 29 October 1943
Delivered, 13 November 1943
Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. F.A. Langenfeld USNR Officer in Charge
During World War II LCT(6)-566 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Ten and participated in the following campaigns:
European-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|West Coast of Italy operations-1944
Elba and Pianosa landings, 17 June 1944
|Invasion of Southern France, 15 August to 25 September 1944
Following operations in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT(6)-566 was reassigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Forty-One;
LCT Group One Hundred Twenty-One, LTjg. G.E. Timson Jr.
Following World War II LCT(6)-566 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 1 March 1946
Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-566 in 1949
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-566, 15 April 1952
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-566 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
limiting 3' 9"
maximum navigation 5'
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
gun shields 10lbs
Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
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-566 beached alongside USS LST-551 off loading vehicles across a pontoon causeway during the invasion of southern France, August-September 1944.
||John De Noma
||LSU-566 under way in the harbor at Pusan, South Korea, circa 1952-53.
There is no DANFS history for LCT(6) / LSU / LCU-566 available at Navsource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
LCT-655 Action Report Assault on Southern France
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 9 June 2017
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