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Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1379
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Landing Craft Ship - LSU-1379 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT-1379 (1944 - 1949)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal



LCU-1379 was transferred to Greece and named HNS Karpathos (L-146)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 30 September 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 16 November 1944
  • Delivered, 17 November 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown, ENS G, R. Stevenson USNR Officer in Charge
  • During World War II LCT-1379 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Sixteen, LCDR. C. P. Lewis, USNR;
    LCT Group Forty-Seven, LT. A. B. Reed, USNR and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 2 April to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II LCT(6)-1379 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 10 April 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility, LSU-1379 in 1949
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-1379, 15 April 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Transferred to Greece, date unknown. named HNS Karpathos (L-146)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-1379 earned one battle star for World War II service
    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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    LST-890 198k LCT(6)-1379 loaded on the main deck of USS LST-890 beached, at Okinawa, circa April-May 1945. Steve Franklin

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT(6)-1379 / LCU-1379
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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