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Landing Craft Tank - 520
Landing Ship Utility - 520
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 6 June 1944, Normandy) - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (2) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korean War Service Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 17 July 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 15 August 1943
Delivered, 6 October 1943
During World War II LCT-520 was assigned to the European Theater, LCT Flotilla 4, LCDR Louis E. Hubbard, in command, and participated in the:
Invasion of Normandy
6 to 24 June 1944
Placed out of Service (date unknown)
Redesignated Landing Ship Utility, LSU-520 in 1949
Placed in service (date unknown)
During the Korean War LSU-520 participated in the following campaigns:
Communist China Aggression
4 to 25 December 1950
First UN Counter Offensive
1 to 28 February 1951
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT-520 earned one battle star for World War II service and as LSU-520 earned two battle stars for Korean War service
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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||LCT-220 beached at Normandy while unloading vehicles, 11 June 1944.
||Amphibious shipping beached on the Hungnam waterfront during the evacuation, December 1950. Ships present are (from left to right): LSU-520; LSU-638; LSU-742; two unidentified LSUs; LSU-783; and two Japanese-manned LSTs. Note trucks and jeeps in the foreground.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-425954, a US Navy photo now in the collects of the US National Archives
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There is no DANFS history available for LCT-520 / LSU-520 at NavSource
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 1 May 2009
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