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Landing Craft Utility - LCU-763
Landing Ship Utility - LSU-763 (1949 - 1952)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-763 (1943 - 1949)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
LCU-763 was transferred to Greece and named HNS Kithnos (L-149)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 26 October 1943, at Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co., Leavenworth, KS.
Launched, 1 December 1943
Delivered, 24 December 1943
During World War II LCT(6)-763 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
LCT Flotilla Seventeen, CDR. R. Craig Fabian:
LCT Group Fifty participated in the following campaign:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LCU-763 in 1949
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-763, 15 April 1952
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-763 earned one battle star for World War II service
Transferred to Greece, circa 1959-1962 and named HNS Kithnos (L-149)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
limiting 3' 9"
maximum navigation 5'
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
gun shields 10lbs
Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
three propellers, 675shp
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| LCT / LCU-763
||LCT-763 beached in England, date and location unknown.
Photo from US National Archives Tape No. 34-4244
||LCT(6)-763 off the Normandy beachhead, 6 June 1944.
AP Wire photo from a newspaper article in the "The Leavenworth Times",
Leavenworth, KS., June 18 1944.
||LCU-763 and LCU-971 moored pierside, US Naval Shipyard, Boston, MA., date unknown.
||© Richard Leonhardt
| HNS Kithnos (L-149)
||ex-LSU-763 in Greek service as HNS Kithnos (L-149) date and location unknown.
Official Hellenic Navy photo
There is no history for LCT(6)-763 at NavSource
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Last Updated 24 November 2017
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