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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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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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    NH 103124
    61k 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.
    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(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
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