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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 Service Medal (with Asia clasp)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 14 September 1943, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 18 October 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service, 23 October 1943
  • During World War II LCT-591 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twelve, LCDR William Leide; and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944

  • Following service in the Europe-Africa Middle East Theater LCT(6)-591 was reassigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Nine;
    LCT Group Eighty-Five;
  • Following World War II LCT(6)-591 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 24 March 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck From the Naval Register, 25 February 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(6)-591 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"
    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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    LST-534 177k LCT-591 loaded on the main deck of USS LST-534 while in convoy enroute to Okinawa, June 1945. Photo by Donald E. McDaniel S1/c USS LST-534 submitted by his son Don McDaniel Jr.
    LST-534 263k LCT-591 at Okinawa, 22 June 1945, still on the main deck of USS LST-534, immediately after the LST was struck by a Japanese Kamikaze. Photo by Donald E. McDaniel S1/c USS LST-534 submitted by his son Don McDaniel Jr.
    LCT-591 728k LCT(6)-591 at Okinawa, 22 June 1945. She is still loaded on the deck of USS LST-534. The LST is on fire and sinking at her mooring after being struck by a Japanese Kamikaze. Other landing craft standing by are USS LCI(L)-776 and LCT(6)-1412. Donn Cuson
    ?LST-534 208k LCT-591 on the main deck of the sunken USS LST-534 at Okinawa after being struck by a Japanese Kamikaze on 22 June 1945. Photo by Donald E. McDaniel S1/c USS LST-534 submitted by his son Don McDaniel Jr.

    There is no history record for LCT(6)-591 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 13 February 2015