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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-920


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) Class:
  • Laid down, 12 August 1943, at US Navy Yard, Mare Island, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 12 October 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service, 28 October 1943, LTjg. Charles Jackson Hunt USNR officer in charge
  • During World War II LCT-920 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, LCT Flotilla Eight and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Eastern New Guinea operation
    Finschhafen occupation, 17 February 1944
    Hollandia operation
    Altape Humboldt Bay-Tanahmerah Bay, 21 April to 1 June 1944
    Bismarck Archipelago operation Arawe, New Britain, 22 to 24 and 27 to 29 February 1944 Western New Guinea operation
    Cape Sansapor operation, 30 July and 31 August 1944

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-920 earned four battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    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.
    Complement 14
    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-916 432k LCT-916, LCT-917, LCT-918, LCT-919, LCT-920 and LCT-921 under construction on Mare Island Navy Yard's, north ways, 24 August 1943.
    Mare Island Navy Yard photo # 6051-43
    Darryl Baker
    LCT-920 113k LCT-920 underway, date and location unknown. Joe Radigan MACM USN, Ret.
    LCT-920 85k LCT-920 beached while unloading what appears to be mail sacks, date and location unknown. Hal Hunt for his father LTjg. Charles Jackson Hunt USNR OinC LCT-920
    LCT-920 113k The photo is captioned "NOT RECOMMENDED FOR TOURISTS
    NEW GUINEA - people who like to travel in strange places may enjoy Korako in peacetime, but right now that area; being studied on the map by ENS. C. Jack Hunt (left), Rockport, MO. and ENS David L. Gile, Pittsburg, PA. is very hot spot, not recommended for tourists. The two men were the first Navy officers on a Landing Craft, Tank, to hit the beach at Korako.
    CREDIT LINE - WP (ACME PHOTO BY TOM SHAFER, WAR POOL CORRESPONDENT). Photo dated 2 May 1944.
    Hal Hunt for his father LTjg. Charles Jackson Hunt USNR OinC LCT-920

    There is no DANFS history record available for LCT-920 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas
    LCT Flotilla Eight Movement Orders 04-45
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    Last Updated 5 April 2013