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Lost to enemy mine, 1 October 1944
Landing Craft Tank
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (1 October 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Purple Heart (11-WIA, 1 October 1944, Angaur Island, Palau Islands)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down in July 1943, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, Tennessee
Launched in August 1943
Delivered in September 1943
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-579 was assigned to Asiatic Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Fourteen, LCDR. A. Z. Kouri USNR;
LCT Group Forty-One , LT G.P. Franklin USNR and participated in the following campaign;
|Campaign and Dates
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 9 September to 1 October 1944
LCT(6)-579 struck a mine off Angaur Island, 1 October 1944, eleven crew members wounded
LCT(6)-579 earned one battle star for World War II service
Struck from the Naval Register, 30 March 1945
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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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
Western Caroline Islands Attack Landing Order
Beach White Peleliu - CTF 32 Operation Plan A501-44 Appendix 4 to Annex "D"
Last Updated 15 June 2018
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