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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-852 / LCU-852
LCU-852 was transferred to Greece and named HNS Skopelos (L-151)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 4 November 1943, Darby Products, Kansas City, KS.
Launched, 24 December 1943
Delivered, 3 January 1944
During World War II LCT-852 was assigned to the European Theater, LCT Flotilla 17, Group 50, CDR. R. Craig Fabian, in command, and participated in the:
Placed out of service (date unknown)
Transferred to Greece, (date unknown) and named HNS Skopelos (L-151)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT-852 earned one battle star for World War II service
- Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
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.
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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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 24 June 2005
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