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Landing Craft Tank - LCT-840
Landing Ship Utility - LSU-840
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-840
Harbor Utility Craft YFU-17

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 - World War II Victory Medal
Second Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (1)
Third Row - Philippines Liberation Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
  • Laid down, 11 May 1944, at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, MO.
  • Launched, 3 June 1944
  • Delivered, 13 June 1944
  • During World War II LCT-840 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 31 and served at Leyte in the Philippines, Okinawa and Japan
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-840 in 1949
  • During the Korean War LSU-840 participated in the following campaign:
    Korean War Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    UN Summer-Fall Offensive
    1 to 30 September 1951
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-840, 15 April 1952
  • Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-17, 18 May 1958
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LSU-840 earned one battle star for Korean War service

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    LCT-840 97k Stern section of LCT-840 probably at Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, MO. in June 1944 before being married up with the mid and bow sections. Note protection given to the propellers.
    Text and photo from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-840 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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