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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-778 / LSU-778


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) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 22 November 1943, at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Levenworth, KS.
  • Launched, 7 January 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 24 January 1944
  • During World War II LCT-778 was assigned to the European Theater, LCT Flotilla 17 Group 50 CDR. R. Craig Fabian in command, participated in the:
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-778 in 1949
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Struck From the Naval Register (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-778 earned one 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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    LSU-778 10k LSU-778, Kodiak Naval Station, circa 1952-53. Paul Webb LSU-778
    LSU-778 8k LSU-778, Kodiak Naval Station, circa 1952-53. Paul Webb LSU-778
    LSU-778 10k LSU-778, Kodiak Naval Station, circa 1952-53. Paul Webb LSU-778
    LSU-778 12k Paul Webb on the bridge of LSU-778, Kodiak Naval Station, circa 1952-53. Paul Webb LSU-778

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-778 / LSU-778 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 24 June 2005