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Harbor Utility Craft YFU-10
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Landing Craft Utility LCU-668 (1956 - 1958)
Landing Ship Utility LSU-668 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank LCT(6)-668 (1944 - 1949)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia Clasp) - National Defense Service Medal



LCU-668 was transferred to Turkey, redesignated 201
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
  • Laid down, 20 January 1944, Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 11 February 1944
  • Delivered, 19 February 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT-668 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LCT(6)-668 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 9 April 1946
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LSU-668 in 1949
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-668, 15 April 1956
  • Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-10, 18 May 1958
  • Transferred to Turkey, date unknown, redesignated Turkish navy landing craft 201
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    LCT 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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    LCT-668 101k Ex-LCU-668 in Turkish naval service as landing craft 201 underway in the Gulf of Izmir in the Aegean Sea in 1980. Cneyt Demir
    LCT-668 151k Line drawing of 201 by Cneyt Demir Cneyt Demir

    There is no history record for LCT(6)-668 / LSU-668 / LCU-668 / YFU-10 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
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    Last Updated 6 July 2018