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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) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - 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, 13 October 1943
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-588 was assigned to both the Europe-Africa - Middle East and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters:
While assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT(6)-588 came under the command of LCT Flotilla Twelve, LCDR William Leide
and participated in the following campaign:
When assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT(6)-588 came under the command of:
European-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
LCT Flotilla Twenty-Nine, LCDR E.D. Gasson USNR;
LCT Group Eighty-Five, LT. G.S. Rehfield, USNR;
Placed out of service, date unknown
Transferred to Turkey, date unknown, redesignated Turkish navy landing craft C201
Struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-588 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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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||Ex-LCT(6)-588 underway while in Turkish naval service as landing craft C201, date and location unknown.
Turkey naval photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships - 1977."
There is no history record for LCT(6)-588 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
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|