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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-14
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-764 (1952 - 1958)
Landing Ship Utility - LSU-764 (1949 - 1952)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-764 (1943 - 1949)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive - Invasion of Normandy, 6 June 1944)
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
Laid down, 8 November 1943, at Missouri Valley Bridge and Iron Co., Leavenworth, KS.
Launched, 23 December 1943
Delivered, 31 December 1943
During World War II LCT(6)-764 was assigned to the Europe-Africa-Middle East Theater:
LCT Flotilla Seventeen, CDR R. Craig Fabian;
LCT Group Fifty, and participated in the following campaign:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
Redesignated Landing Ship Utility, LSU-764 in 1949
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-764, 15 April 1952
Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-14, 18 May 1958
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-764 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, transferred to Greece, circa 1959-1962, fate unknown
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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||LCT(6)-764 loaded on the main deck of USS LST-692, date and location unknown.
||LCT(6)-764 off loading tanks, date and location unknown.
||LCT(6)-764 off Omaha Beach, Normandy, 15 June 1944.
Photo from US National Archives Motion Picture still
||LCT(6)-764 unloads tractors, 22 July 1944, to aid in leveling "fill' at one section of Cherbourg Harbor, France.
US Army Signal Corps photo.
There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-764 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 8 January 2016
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