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Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - 6 June 1944) - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 24 July 1943, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 13 September 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service, 21 September 1943
  • During World War II LCT-581 was assigned first to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla 17 Group 50, and later to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy
    6 to 25 June 1944

  • Following World War II LCT-581 performed occupation duty in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 2 February 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-581 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 5'; (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LCT 581 54k LCT-581 being loaded onto the deck of USS LST-1010 at Portsmouth, VA., March 1945. Art Aregoni USS LST-492 and USS LST-1010
    LST 1010 61k LCT-581 on the deck of USS LST-1010 at Okinawa May 1945. Art Aregoni USS LST-492 and USS LST-1010
    LCT 581 41k LCT-581 being sled off the deck of USS LST-1010 at Okinawa in June 1945. Art Aregoni USS LST-492 and USS LST-1010

    There is no history record for LCT-581 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
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    Last Updated 6 May 2011