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Contributed by Anthony J. Basile

Light Salvage Lift Craft - YLLC-5
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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-2 (1966 - 1967)
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-529 (1952 - 1966)
Landing Ship Utility - LSU-529 (1949 - 1952)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT-529 (1944 - 1949)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 6 June 1944, Invasion of Normandy) - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Third row - Vietnam Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (2) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal



YLLC-5 was turned over to the South Vietnamese Navy and redesignated HQ-561

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
  • Laid down, 16 August 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 2 September 1943
  • Delivered, 9 October 1943
  • During World War II LCT-529 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Four, LCDR Louis E. Hubbard, and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944

  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-529 in 1949
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-529, 15 April 1956
  • Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-2, 18 May 1958
  • Redesignated Light Salvage Lift Craft YLLC-5, date unknown
  • Assigned to Harbor Clearance Unit One, at Subic Bay, P.I.
  • Placed out of service and turned over to the South Vietnam Navy, 29 October 1970, at Cat Lo Naval Support Activity, South Vietnam
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCT-529 earned one battle star for World War II service
    LCT 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
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts,
    four .50 cal. machine guns

    Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

    YLLC Specifications:
    Displacement 400 t.
    Length 119' 1" (ovl)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 5'
    Speed 7 kts.
    Complement one officer, 15 enlisted
    A-frame Lift Capacity 25 tons
    Armament two .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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    YLLC-5
    YLLC-5 109k Ex-YLLC-5 under way, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst
    HQ-561
    YLLC-5 42k Ex-YLLC-5 under way while in South Vietnamese service as HQ-561 after lifting a small boat out of the water, date and location unknown. Note ex-USS Bering Strait (AVP-34) as South Vietnam Navy's RVSN Tran Quang Khia (HQ-2) moored pierside in the background. Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history available for LCT-529 / LSU-529 / LCU-529 / YFU-2 / YLLC-5 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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