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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
    Specifications:
    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.
    Complement 14
    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-583 60k 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
    Ron Swanson

    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

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 7 July 2006