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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
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • 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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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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    LST-692 253k LCT(6)-764 loaded on the main deck of USS LST-692, date and location unknown. Joe Weber
    LCT-764 326k LCT(6)-764 off loading tanks, date and location unknown. Joe Weber
    LCT-764 56k LCT(6)-764 off Omaha Beach, Normandy, 15 June 1944.
    Photo from US National Archives Motion Picture still
    Bill Brinkley
    LCT-764 405k 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.
    David Wright

    There is no history for LCT(6)-764 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 19 October 2018