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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-13
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-742 (1952 - 1958)
Landing Ship Utility - LSU-742 (1949 - 1952)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-742 (1943 - 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 - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (2) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
Laid down, 24 February 1944, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
Launched, 11 March 1944
Delivered, 6 April 1944
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-742 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Twenty-Four, LCDR. F. Carmondy
LCT Group Seventy-One and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 6 September to 16 October 1944
Following World War II LCT(6)-742 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 8 September 1945 to 18 March 1946
Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-742 in 1949
During the Korean War LSU-742 participated in the following campaigns:
Korean War Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|Communist China Aggression, 4 to 25 December 1950
||First UN Counter Offensive, 1 to 28 February 1951
I was assigned to LSU-742 around late July 1950. I was with a crew that replaced a crew at Pusan. Our mission was to take ammunition from ammo ships and go on the beach and a crew of Korean laborers would carry the ammo to a depot nearby.We did this in an area called Chinhae...pronounced Shin Hay. We did this for about 6 months. Our next duty was at Hungnam, North Korea....we transferred men and material to ships in the harbor...we were there from early December to Christmas eve 1950.
Here is a list of names of my shipmates:
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-742, 15 April 1952
Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft (YFU-13), 18 May 1958
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-742 earned two battle stars as LSU-742 for Korean War service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
s/s Stanley Steinberg
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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||Amphibious shipping beached on the Hungnam waterfront during the evacuation, December 1950. Ships present are (from left to right):
LSU-520, LSU-638, LSU-742, two unidentified LSUs, LSU-783; and two Japanese-manned LSTs. Note trucks and jeeps in the foreground.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-425954, a US Navy photo now in the collects of the US National Archives
|US Naval Historical Center
There is no history for LCT(6)-742 / LSU-742 / LCU-742 / YFU-13 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 19 October 2018
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|