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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:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    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:

    Korean War
    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.
    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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    LCT-788 256k 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
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Last Updated 14 December 2018