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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
    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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    LCT-520/638/742/783 84k 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 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

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 3 February 2006