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Landing Craft Utility - LCU-535
Landing Ship Utility - LSU-535 (1949 - 1952)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-535 (1944 - 1949)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - National Defense Service Medal (2) - Vietnam Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 28 August 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 12 September 1943
Delivered and placed in service, 25 September 1943
During World War II LCT(6)-535 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater, LCT Flotilla Twelve, LCDR William Leide and participated in
the following campaign:
Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-535 in 1949
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-535 in 1956
LCU-535 participated in the Vietnam War, dates unknown
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck From the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-535 earned one battle star for World War II service and unknown number of campaign stars for Vietnam War service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
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.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
gun shields 10lbs
Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C.
three propellers, 675shp
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||LCU-535 beached in South Vietnam, date unknown.
||Danny K. Adams
There is no history record for LCT(6)-535 / LSU-535 / LCU-535 available 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
Last Updated 1 June 2018
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