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Landing Craft Tank

LCT-827 was transferred to Greece and named HNS Skiathos (L-152)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 4 March 1944, at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, MO.
  • Launched, 30 March 1944
  • Delivered, 10 April 1944
  • During World War II LCT-638 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla 19, and participated in the following campaign:
    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaigns and Dates
    Invasion of Southern France,15 August to 9 September 1944
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to Greece, date unknown and named HNS Skiathos (L-152)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-827 earned one battle star for World War II service
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (o.a.)
    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-827 122k Series of photos showing loading of LCT-640 aboard USS LST-529 for transportation to England in preparation for the Invasion of Normandy, date and location unknown. Jeff Card for his grandfather Melvin Downing MoMM 3c LCT-638
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    LCT-827 871k LCT-827 landing equipment during a practice landing near Mondragone, Italy, 31 July 1944, in preparation for the invasion of southern France. Soldiers are from the 1st Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Division.
    US Army Signal Corps photo # SC 329836, by Cuca, 163rd Photo Company.
    Dave Kerr
    HNS Skiathos (L-152)
    Fort Mandan 74k ex-US LCT-827 in Greek service as Skiathos (L-152) preparing to enter the well deck of ex-Fort Mandan (LSD-21) in Greek service as HNS Nafkratousa (L-153), date and place unknown.
    Official Hellenic Navy photo
    Tony Vrailas

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT-827 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last updated 2 September 2011