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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
Landing Craft Tank LCT 783
Landing Ship Utility LSU-783
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Second Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (5)
Third Row - Philippines Liberation Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korean War Service Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 1 February 1944, at Mount Vernon Bridge and Iron Co., Mount Vernon, OH.
Launched, 21 February 1944
Delivered, 22 February 1944
During World War II LCT-783 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, LCT Flotilla 31 and service at Leyte, Okinawa, and Japan
Placed out of Service (date unknown)
Redesignated Landing Ship Utility, LSU-783 in 1949
Placed in service (date unknown)
During the Korean War LSU-783 participated in the following campaigns:
North Korean China Aggression
1 October to 2 November 1950
Communist China Aggression
1 to 28 February 1951
First UN Counter Offensive
1 to 28 February 1951
UN Summer-Fall Offensive
1 September to 27 November 1951
Second Korean Winter
28 November 1951 to 30 April 1952
Placed our of service (date unknown)
Struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LSU-782 earned five battle stars for Korean War 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.
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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||Amphibious shipping beached on the Hungnam waterfront during the evacuation, December 1950. Ships present are (from left to right): LSU-520; LSU-638; LSU-742; two unidentified LSUs; LSU-783; and two Japanese-manned LSTs. Note trucks and jeeps in the foreground.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-425954, a US Navy photo now in the collects of the US National Archives
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There is no DANFS history available for LCT-783 at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 3 February 2006
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