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LCU-716 (1956 - 1966)
LSU-716 (1949 - 1956)
LCT(6)-716 (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)
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (9)
Third Row - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
Laid down, 21 December 1943, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
Launched, 14 January 1944
Delivered and placed in service, 8 February 1944
During World War II LCT(6)-716 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Fifteen
LCT Group Forty-Five and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
Leyte landings, 9 December 1944
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LSU-716 in 1949
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-716, 15 April 1956
Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft (YFU-58), 1 March 1966
Existing records at NavSource indicate YFU-58 was assigned to the Naval Support Activity, Danang, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War and participated in the following campaigns:
Vietnam War Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
||Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
||Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
||Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 July 1973 by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS)
LCT-716 earned one battle star for World War II service and as YFU-58 earned nine campaign stars for Vietnam War service
LCT MK6 Specifications:
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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||YFU-58 entering the well deck of an LSD after a two month yard period at Naval Station Subic Bay, P.I. She is returning to duty in South Vietnam, circa 1969.
||YFU-58 in a South Vietnam port, circa 1968 -1970.
||Photo © Jack Coker
||YFU-58 in a South Vietnamese waters, date unknown.
||YFU-58 on the ramp delivering supplies to Dong Ha, South Vietnam, circa 1966. Also at the ramp is an unidentified LCU (landing craft utility)
and an LCM (landing craft medium). At Dong Ha, all supplies were either brought in by C-130
transports or by YFU/LCUs up the Cua Viet River to Dong Ha.
Photo thanks to Ed Marek, the “Walking Dead,” the 1-9 Marines in Vietnam.
There is no history record for LCT(6)-716 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
Mobile Riverine Force Association
Last Updated 12 August 2016
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