Please Report Any Broken Links Or Trouble You Might Come Across To The Webmaster.
Please Take A Moment To Let Us Know So That We Can Correct Any Problems And Make Your Visit As Enjoyable And As Informative As Possible.

NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive

Landing Craft Tank

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, July 1943, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, September 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service, September 1943
  • During World War II LCT-582 was assigned to the European Theater
  • Loaded aboard LST-228 for transit to the Mediterranean area
  • Lost due to grounding, 19 January 1944, of LST-228 in the vicinity of Bahia Angra Island, Azores, both vessels declared beyond salvage and pronounced as total losses
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck From the Naval Register, 12 February 1944
    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

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    NH 103124
    61k LCT-582 visible on the deck of USS LST-228 wrecked in the vicinity of Bahia Angra Island, off Tercina, Azores, where she went ashore, 19 January 1944.
    US Navy photos # NH 103124 and NH 103123 from the collection of John Soule Lynch. Donated (via the National Museum of Naval Aviation) by Pat Livingston, 2005 to the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    NH 103123
    LST-228 160k Port broadside view of USS LST-228 wrecked in the vicinity of Bahia Angra Island, off Tercina, Azores, where she went ashore, 19 January 1944. LCT-582 is still on her deck in this photo, January 1944.
    US Navy and Marine Corps Museum/Naval Aviation Museum, Photo No. 2001.268.015.003
    Mike Green

    There is no history record for LCT-582 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
    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Amphibious Ship Type Index Back To The Landing Craft Tank (LCT) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 29 June 2012