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Landing Craft Tank
LCT-893


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

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 4 February 1944, at Missouri Valley Bridge & Iron Co., Leavenworth, KS.
  • Launched, 7 March 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 11 March 1944
  • 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 5'; (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    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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    LCT-893 40k Ex-LCT-893 underway while in the Republic of China naval service as ROCS Ho Chun, circa 1947, location unknown.
    Official Republic of China photo from "Jane's Fighting Ships, 1954-55"
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-893 available at NavSource
    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

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