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Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 2 July 1943, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, Tennessee
Launched, 23 August 1943
Delivered, 11 September 1943
During World War II LCT(6)-578 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, Southwest Pacific Area
Placed in service, date unknown
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
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(6)-578 beached at Toko, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, 20 March 1945, while troops of the 2nd Field Regiment of the Royal
Australian Artillery unload 25 pounder and 3-inch mortar ammunition.
Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 078913
There is no history record for LCT(6)-578 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
Last Updated 15 June 2018
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