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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-5
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-592 (1956 - 1958)
Landing Ship Utility - LSU-592 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-592 (1943 - 1949)

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) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service 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(6)-592 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Seventeen CDR. R. Craig Fabian
    LCT Group Fifty an participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
  • Following service in the Europe-Africa Middle East Theater LCT(6)-592 was reassigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Forty;
    LCT Group One Hundred Nineteen
  • 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
  • LCT(6)-592 earned one battle star for World War II service
  • Final Disposition,used as a target vessel on San Nicolas Island, CA. Her hulk lays along the shore in what is known as Shipwreck Cove
    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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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-583 60k LCT(6)-592 at far left and LCT(5)-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
    LCT-592 413k The hulk of YFU-5 (ex LCT(6)-592) on the beach in Shipwreck Cove, San Nicolas Island. CA. Photo by Charles Ward

    There is no history record for LCT(6)-592 / LSU-592 / LCU-592 / YFU-5 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 22 June 2018