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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 - Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

LCT-588 was transferred to Turkey, redesignated C201
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 30 August 1943, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 8 October 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service, 13 October 1943
  • During World War II LCT-588 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla 12, LCDR William Leide in command, and participated in the following campaign:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaigns and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Transferred to Turkey, date unknown, redesignated Turkish navy landing craft C201
  • Struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-588 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-588 22k Ex-LCT-588 underway while in Turkish naval service as landing craft C201, date and location unknown.
    Turkey naval photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships - 1977."
    CŁneyt Demir

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-588 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 24 July 2009