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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 (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, 13 November 1942
Placed in service, date unknown
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:
|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
LCT(5)-166 earned four battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, hulk destroyed, 2 January 1946
Displacement 285 t.(fl)
Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
Beam 32' 8"
limiting 3' 6"
max.navigational 3' 6"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
two .50 cal. machine guns
wheelhouse 2 1/2"
gun shields 2"
Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
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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USS LST-220 and LCT(5)-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
There is no 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
Last Updated 20 April 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|