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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(6)-580


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 19 July 1943, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 10 September 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service, 18 September 1943, LTjg. Robert May, USNR, Officer in Charge
  • During World War II LCT-580 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Seventeen, CDR. R. Craig Fabian
    LCT Group Sixty-Seven;
    LCT Division Forty-Nine

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
    LCT-580 landed at the Normandy beachhead on Utah Beach, Uncle Red Beach carrying men from Company A, 819th Engineer Aviation Battalion, at 1050, 6 June 1944, first squad, third platoon of Company A of the 819th Engineer Aviation Battalion landed at Utah Beach, under the command of First Lieutenant Herbert H. Moore. When the ramp was lowered, the engineers waded the final 200 yards to the beach in waist-deep water. A D-7 tractor followed closely behind and after that came the second squad, then a motor grader, the third squad, another grader, a 2 1/2 ton truck, and finally another D-7 tractor. Men and equipment dispersed on the beach with only one casualty from shrapnel.
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-580 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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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    LCT-580 64k LCT-580 beached, date and location unknown. Philippe Gonzales
    LCT-580 25k Casualties being transferred from LCT-580 to a larger ship, probably off Omaha or Utah Beaches during or after the invasion of Normandy. Chuck Hauptman for his father Charles Hauptman BM3/c LCT-580
    LCT-580 32k
    LCT-580 47k LCT-580 port 20,, gun mount. Chuck Hauptman for his father Charles Hauptman BM3/c LCT-580
    LCT-580 23k LCT-580 beached with bow ramp down, date and location unknown. Chuck Hauptman for his father Charles Hauptman BM3/c LCT-580
    LCT-580 24k LCT-580 at anchor, date and location unknown. Note the laundry drying. Chuck Hauptman for his father Charles Hauptman BM3/c LCT-580
    LCT-580 37k Charles Hauptman BM3/c LCT-580 crew member getting a ride ashore in a rowboat, date and location unknown. Chuck Hauptman for his father Charles Hauptman BM3/c LCT-580
    LCT-580 39k LCT-580 at anchor alongside an unidentified LCT, date and location unknown. Chuck Hauptman for his father Charles Hauptman BM3/c LCT-580
    LCT-580 20k LCT-580 sitting on the sand during low tide at Normandy, circa June 1944. Chuck Hauptman for his father Charles Hauptman BM3/c LCT-580
    LCT-580 28k LCT-580 loaded with troops possibly at Normandy, date unknown. Chuck Hauptman for his father Charles Hauptman BM3/c LCT-580
    LCT-580 31k LCT-580 with tanks in her well deck, date and location unknown. Chuck Hauptman for his father Charles Hauptman BM3/c LCT-580
    LCT-580
    Charles Hauptman center
    LCT-580
    Charles Hauptman left
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    LCT-580 crew photos. Muster Roll dated March 31st, 1944, details the following men as assigned to LCT-580, Vincent W. Barbino, Dwight L. Barnett, Robert A. Church, Robert E. Gregory, Charles J. Hauptman, John E. Johnson, Maxwell N. Mullinin, Charles A. Nunn, Edward A. Peltz.
    There is no history record for LCT-580 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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