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Landing Craft Utility - LSU-893
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Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-893 (1943 - 1949)


LSU-893 transferred to the Republic of China (Taiwan) named ROCS Ho Chun
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row -American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)- World War II Victory Medal
Second Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal Korea Service Medal (1)
Third Row - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1) - United Nations Service Medal

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 unknown
  • During World War II LCT-893 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Consolidation of the Southern Philippines
    Mindanao Island landings, 17 to 23 April 1945

  • Following World War II LCT-893 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 9 April 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Redesignated Utility Landing Ship LSU-893 in 1949
  • Re-activated, date unknown
  • During the Korean War LSU-893 served in the Korean War zone from 13 September 1950 to 27 July 1954 and participated in the following campaign:

    Korean War
    Campaign and Dates
    Inchon Landing, 13 to 17 September 1950

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Transferred to the Republic of China (Taiwan), date unknown, named ROCS Ho Chun
  • 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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    LSU-893
    LCT-893 92k LSU-893 under way at Inchon, South Korea, circa January 1951. BMC Don A. Lorack, Sr. USN, Officer in Charge at the conn. Larry Lorack for his father BMC Don A. Lorack, Sr.
    ROCS Ho Chun
    LCT-893 40k Ex-LSU-893 under way while in the Republic of China naval service as ROCS Ho Chun, date and location unknown.
    Official Republic of China photo
    Robert Hurst

    There is no history for LCT-893 available 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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