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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-952


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Acton Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (3) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 20 October 1943, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 26 December 1943
  • Delivered, 28 December 1943
  • Transported to Milne Bay, New Guinea, assembled and placed in service, LT. James D. Young in charge
  • During World War II LCT-952 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, LCT Flotilla 8 Group 24 and saw service at New Guinea and the Philippines areas and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Hollandia operation, 21 April to 1 June 1944 Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 10 October to 29 November 1944
    Western New Guinea operation
    Noemfoor Island operation, 2 to 23 July 1944
    Morotai Landings, 19 September 1944
     
  • Placed out of service, 18 April 1946, at Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-952 received three battle star 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-952 175k LCT-952 beached, probably in New Guinea, late 1944 Doug Harris for his father LTjg. John Harris XO LCT-952
    LCT-952 1069k Crew of LCT-952, probably in New Guinea, late 1944. Doug Harris for his father LTjg. John Harris XO LCT-952
    LCT-952 233k LT. James D. Young Officer-in-Charge (Skipper) of LCT-952, date and location unknown. Doug Harris for his father LTjg. John Harris XO LCT-952
    LCT-952 59k
    LCT-952 67k
    LCT-952 81k
    LCT-952 248k LTjg Harris and LT. Young on aboard LCT-952, location unknown, circa 1944. Doug Harris for his father LTjg. John Harris XO LCT-952
    LCT-952 218k LT. John Harris XO of LCT-952, date and location unknown. Doug Harris for his father LTjg. John Harris XO LCT-952
    LCT-952 277k Dixon, LTjg Harris and LT. Young aboard LCT-952, location unknown, circa 1944. Doug Harris for his father LTjg. John Harris XO LCT-952
    LCT-921 222k LCT-952, LCT-921 and LCT-953 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

    Letters from LT. James D. Young to Doug Harris the son of LTjg John Harris.
    Contributed by Doug Harris

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    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-952 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    Last Updated 25 February 2011