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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:
Following service in the Europe-Africa Middle East Theater LCT(6)-592 was reassigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
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.
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)-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
||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
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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 22 June 2018
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