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Landing Craft Utility - LCU-852
Landing Ship Utility - LSU-852 (1949 - 1952)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-852 (1943 - 1949)
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
LCU-852 was transferred to Greece and named HNS Skopelos (L-151)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 4 November 1943, Darby Products, Kansas City, KS.
Launched, 24 December 1943
Delivered, 3 January 1944
Placed in Service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-852 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
LCT Flotilla Seventeen CDR. R. Craig Fabian;
LCT Group Fifty; and and participated in the following campaign:
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-852 earned one battle star for World War II service
Transferred to Greece, date unknown and named HNS Skopelos (L-151)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
Displacement 285 t.(fl)
Length 114' 2" (o.a.)
Beam 32' 8"
limiting 3' 6"
max.navigational 3' 6"
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
two .50 cal. machine guns
wheelhouse 2 1/2"
gun shields 2"
Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
one Diesel-drive 20Kw 120V. D.C. Ship's service generator
three propellers, 675shp
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Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 1 February 2019
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