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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"
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-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 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 18 August 2017
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|