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Lost to enemy mine, 1 October 1944

Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-579


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

Personnel Awards

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;

    Asiatic-Pacific 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
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 30 March 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
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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"

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