Please Report Any Broken Links Or Trouble You Might Come Across To The Webmaster.
Please Take A Moment To Let Us Know So That We Can Correct Any Problems And Make Your Visit As Enjoyable And As Informative As Possible.

NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive

Landing Craft Utility - LSU-783
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-783 (1943 - 1949)

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
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (5) United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korean War Service Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 1 February 1944, at Mount Vernon Bridge and Iron Co., Mount Vernon, OH.
  • Launched, 21 February 1944
  • Delivered, 22 February 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown, LTjg. M.H. Hoppert USNR Officer in Charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT(6)-783 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirty One, LCDR. C.V. Dilley USN:
    LCT Group Ninety-One, LT. R.R. Muehlbach USNR
  • Following World War II LCT(6)-783 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 4 March 1946
  • Placed out of Service, date unknown
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility, LSU-783 in 1949
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During the Korean War LSU-783 participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    North Korean Aggression, 1 October to 2 November 1950 UN Summer-Fall Offensive, 1 September to 27 November 1951
    Communist China Aggression, 1 to 28 February 1951 Second Korean Winter, 28 November 1951 to 30 April 1952
    First UN Counter Offensive, 22 April to 5 July 1951  

  • Placed our of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LSU-783 earned five battle stars for Korean War service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Source
    LCT-520/638/742/783 84k Amphibious shipping beached on the Hungnam waterfront during the evacuation, December 1950. Ships present are (from left to right): LSU-520; LSU-638; LSU-742; two unidentified LSUs; LSU-783; and two Japanese-manned LSTs. Note trucks and jeeps in the foreground.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-425954, a US Navy photo now in the collects of the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center

    There is no history available for LCT(6)-783 / LSU-783 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

    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Amphibious Ship Type Index Back To The Landing Craft Tank (LCT) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 14 December 2018