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Landing Craft Tank
LCT(5)- 166


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Biak - 27 May - 12 June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 5):
  • Laid down, 27 September 1942, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 30 October 1942
  • Delivered and placed in service, 13 November 1942
  • During World War II LCT(5)-166 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Eight;
    LCT Group Twenty-Three and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Eastern New Guinea operations
    Finschhafen occupation, 15 to 23 November, 12 to 16 December 1943, 5 and 9 to 11 January, 30 January to 3 February 1944
    Hollandia operations, 1 to 25 May 1944
    Bismarck Archipelago operation
    Arawe, New Britain, 17 to 18 December 1943, 16 to 17 January, 7 to 9 February 1944
    Western New Guinea operations
    Biak Island operation, 27 May to 12 June 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 21 January 1946
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT(5)-166 earned four battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 285 t.(fl)
    Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 6"
    max.navigational 3' 6"
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 2 1/2"
    gun shields 2"
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ship's service generator
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LST-220 125k From far to near; USS LST-470, USS LST-220 and LCT-166 beached at Tanamerah Bay, New Guinea, 22 April 1944.
    US National Archives Record Group 111, Photo #SC 259967. a US Army Signal Corps photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    John Chiquoine

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT(5)-166 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Action Report, Biak Island, LCT Group 23, LCT Flotilla 8
    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 22 November 2013