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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
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
|Campaigns and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 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.
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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||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."
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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 24 July 2009
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|