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Landing Craft Utility - LSU-892
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Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-892 (1943 - 1949)


LSU-892 transferred to the Republic of China (Taiwan) named Chun Ho (401)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 4 February 1944, at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron. Co., Leavenworth, KS.
  • Launched, 7 March 1944
  • Delivered, 11 March 1944
  • Placed in service, date and location unknown, ENS. R.L. Joyner USNR Officer in Charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT-892 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-Five, LCDR. W. C. Margetts, USNR;
    LCT Group One Hundred Three, LT. D.R. Bryant USNR
  • Following World War II LCT(6)-892 was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    22 March to 19 October 194622 March to 19 October 1946

  • Placed our of service, date unknown
  • Redesignated Utility Landing Ship LSU-892 in 1949
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Republic of China, and named Ho Chun (401), date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-892
    LSM-242 121k Aerial view of the Iwo Jima beachhead, circa February 1945. Ships that can be identified include;
    LST-715,
    LST-790,
    LST-724,
    LST-224,
    LST-784 and
    LST-779.
    LSM's include;
    LSM-242,
    LSM-140,
    LSM-47, and
    LSM-43.
    LCTs include;
    LCT(6)-892, and
    LCT(6)-1029,
    The one lone LCI that is identifiable is LCI(L)-1077.
    USMC photo # 110582
    USS LSM / LSMR Association

    There is no history record for LCT(6)-892 / LSU-892 available at Navsource.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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    Last Updated 1 February 2019