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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-3
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-550 (1956 - 1958)
Landing Craft Ship - LSU-550 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT-550 (1943 - 1949)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
Laid down, 20 September 1943, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 3 October 1943
Delivered, 25 October 1943
During World War II LCT-550 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater;
LCT Flotilla Nineteen, LCDR Puret, and participated in the participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 24 June 1944
Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-550 in 1949
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-550, 15 April 1956
Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-3, 18 May 1958
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown.
LCT-550 earned one battle star for world War II service
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.
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-550 underway, probably in British port, date and location unknown.
||LCT-550 off Omaha beachhead at Normandy, date unknown. Photos from LCT-647.
||Jack N. Wolslegel
||LCT-550 off-loading ambulances on the Normandy beachhead, date unknown.
There is no DANFS history for LCT-550 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 15 February 2013
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|