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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:

    European-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • When assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT(6)-588 came under the command of:
    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.
    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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    LCT-588 22k 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."
    CŁneyt Demir

    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

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 22 June 2018