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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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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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    Chesterfield County 14k LCT(6)-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
    LCT-566 21k LSU-566 under way in the harbor at Pusan, South Korea, circa 1952-53. Tommy Trampp

    There is no history for LCT(6) / LSU-566 / 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
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    Last Updated 15 June 2018