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Landing Craft Utility - LSU-783
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-783 (1943 - 1949)
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
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (5) 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
Placed in service, date unknown, LTjg. M.H. Hoppert USNR Officer in Charge (May 1945)
During World War II LCT(6)-783 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Thirty One, LCDR. C.V. Dilley USN:
LCT Group Ninety-One, LT. R.R. Muehlbach USNR
Following World War II LCT(6)-783 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 4 March 1946
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:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|North Korean Aggression, 1 October to 2 November 1950
||UN Summer-Fall Offensive, 1 September to 27 November 1951
|Communist China Aggression, 1 to 28 February 1951
||Second Korean Winter, 28 November 1951 to 30 April 1952
|First UN Counter Offensive, 22 April to 5 July 1951
Placed our of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LSU-783 earned five battle stars for Korean War service
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.
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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||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
|US Naval Historical Center
There is no history available for LCT(6)-783 / LSU-783 at NavSource
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Last Updated 14 December 2018
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