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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-921


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (4) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 22 August 1943, at Navy Yard Mare Island, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 24 October 1943
  • Delivered and placed in service, 30 October 1943, LTjg. Clarence F. Robison, officer in charge
  • During and after World War II LCT-921 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater 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, 24 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, 18 April 1946, at Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-921 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
    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-921 189k LCT-921 beached in either Subic Bay or Manila Bay in April 1946. Natalie Tanner for her father LTjg. Clarence F. Robison OinC LCT-921
    LCT-921 487k LCT-921 beached in either Subic Bay or Manila Bay in April 1946. The crew has gathered for a group photo. Included in the photo are several Filipino boys they had taken aboard. The skipper, LTjg Robison is the tall man in the back row center. LCT-921is beached in either Subic Bay or Manila Bay in April 1946. Natalie Tanner for her father LTjg. Clarence F. Robison OinC LCT-921
    LCT-921 222k LCT-921, LCT-953 and LCT-952 beached at Subic Bay prior to being placed out of service on 18 April 1946. Natalie Tanner for her father LTjg. Clarence F. Robison OinC LCT-921

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-921 available 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

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