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Harbor Utility Craft YFU-8
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
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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There is no history record for LCT(6)-644 / LSU-644 / LCU-644 / YFU-8 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 29 June 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|