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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-16
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-788 (1952 - 1958)
Landing Craft Ship - LSU-788 (1949 - 1952)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-788 (1943 - 1949)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)- World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Third Row - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (3) - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation
Fourth Row - Philippines Liberation Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
Laid down, 6 March 1944, at Mount Vernon Bridge Co., Mount Vernon, OH.
Launched, 25 March 1944
Delivered, 28 March 1944
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-788 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Twenty-four, LCDR. F. Carmondy;
LCT Group Seventy, at New Guinea, the Philippines and Okinawa and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Manila Bay - Bicol operations
Carabao Island, Manila Bay, 26 April 1945
Following World War II LCT(6)-788 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 8 September 1945 to 1 March 1946
Redesignated Landing Ship Utility, LSU-788 in 1949
During the Korean War LSU-788 participated in the following campaigns:
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|North Korean Aggression, 1 October to 2 November 1950
||First UN Counter Offensive, 1 to 28 February 1951
|Communist China Aggression, 3 November to 20 December 1950
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-788, 15 April 1952
Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-16, 18 May 1958
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)/LSU-788 earned one battle star for World War II service and three battle stars for Korean War service
Final Disposition, 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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||YFU-16 coming alongside an aircraft carrier while serving as a liberty party shuttle, circa 1950s and location unknown
||Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
There is no history for LCT(6)-788 / LSU-788 / LCU-788 / YFU-16 available at NavSource
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Last Updated 14 December 2018
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