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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(6)-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 6-25 June 1944, Normandy) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) Asiatic-Pacific 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(6)-550 was assigned to both the Europe-Africa-Middle East and Asiatic-Pacific Theaters;
While assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT(6)-550 came under the command of
LCT Flotilla Nineteen, LCDR Pruet
While assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT(6)-550 came under the command of:
LCT Flotilla Forty-Four
LCT Group One Hundred Thirty and participated in the following campaigns:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Invasion of Normandy|
6 to 25 June 1944
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 14 October 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
LCT(6)-550 earned two battle stars for world War II 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.
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. Ships' Service Generators
three propellers, 675shp
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||LCT(6)-550 under way, probably in British port, date and location unknown.
||LCT(6)-550 off Omaha beachhead at Normandy, date unknown. Photos from LCT-647.
||Jack N. Wolslegel
||LCT(6)-550 off-loading ambulances on the Normandy beachhead, date unknown.
There is no history for LCT(6)-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 June 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|