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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:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-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
    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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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 73k LCT-763 beached in England, date and location unknown.
    Photo from US National Archives Tape No. 34-4244
    Bill Brinkley
    LCT-763 26k 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.
    Tommy Trampp
    LCT-763 121k LCU-763 and LCU-971 moored pierside, US Naval Shipyard, Boston, MA., date unknown. © Richard Leonhardt
    HNS Kithnos (L-149)
    LCT-763 84k ex-LSU-763 in Greek service as HNS Kithnos (L-149) date and location unknown.
    Official Hellenic Navy photo
    Robert Hurst

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    Last Updated 19 October 2018