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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 - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Medal (with Asia clasp)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 6 September 1943, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
Launched, 12 October 1943
Delivered and placed in service, 16 October 1943
During World War II LCT-589 was assigned to the European Theater, LCT Flotilla 12, LCDR William Leide in command, and participated in the:
Following service in the European Theater LCT-569 was reassigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and performed Occupation Duty in Japan
Placed out of service (date unknown)
Struck From the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT-589 earned one battle star for World War II service
- 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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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 17 August 2007
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