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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 in September 1943
During World War II LCT(6)-582 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater
Loaded aboard USS LST-228 for transit to the Mediterranean area
Lost due to grounding of USS LST-228, 19 January 1944, 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"
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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||LCT(6)-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.
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||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
There is no history record for LCT(6)-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
Last Updated 22 June 2018
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