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Harbor Utility Craft YFU-8
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Landing Craft Utility LCU-644 (1956 - 1958)
Landing Ship Utility LSU-644 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank LCT(6)-644 (1944 - 1949)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 6 June 1944, Normandy)
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Third Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
  • Laid down, 1 January 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 26 January 1944
  • Delivered, 29 January 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(6)-644 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944

  • Following service in the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater LCT(6)-644 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Forty
    LST Group One Hundred Twenty-Nine
  • LCT(6)-644 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 3 February 1945 to 9 April 1946
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-644 in 1949
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-644, 15 April 1956
  • Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-8, 18 May 1958
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, 1 February 1972, disposed in support of fleet training exercise
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

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