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Landing Craft Tank LCT-592
Landing Ship Utility LSU-592
Landing Craft Utility LCU-592
Harbor Utility Craft YFU-5
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)
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, 18 September 1943, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
Launched, 20 October 1943
Delivered and placed in service, 26 October 1943
During World War II LCT-592 was assigned to the European Theater, LCT Flotilla 17 Group 50 CDR. R. Craig Fabian in command, participated in the:
Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-592 in 1949
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-592, 15 April 1956
Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-5, 18 May 1958
Placed out of service (date unknown)
Struck From the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT-592 earned one battle star for World War II service
- 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"
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-592 at far left and LCT-443 in the center distance lays stranded by low tide on the Normandy beach, 15 June 1944 while a US Army mobile crane lifts supplies from LCT-583 to a truck.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-253000, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
There is no history record for LCT-592 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 7 July 2006
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