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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 - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 20 October 1943, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 26 December 1943
  • Delivered, 29 December 1943
  • During World War II LCT-953 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
    Western New Guinea operation
    Morotai landings, 19 September 1944
  • Placed out of service, 18 April 1946, at Subic Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-953 received one battle star for World War II 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.
    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-921 222k LCT-953, LCT-921 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 record available for LCT-953 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 25 February 2011