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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:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • 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
    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.
    1 officer
    10 enlisted
    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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    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Last Updated 1 February 2019