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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-17
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-840 (1952 - 1958)
Landing Ship Utility - LSU-840 (1949 - 1952)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-840 (1943 - 1949)
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
Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. A.F. Hurd USNR Officer in Charge (May 1945)
During World War II LCT-840 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Thirty-One, LCDR. C.V. Dilley USNR
LCT Group Ninety-Two, LT. N.S. MacPhee USNR and served at Leyte in the Philippines, Okinawa and Japan
Following World War II LCT(6)-840 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 12 March 1946
Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-840 in 1949
During the Korean War LSU-840 participated in the following campaign:
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
LCT(6)-840 earned one battle star as LSU-840 for Korean War service
Korean War Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|UN Summer-Fall Offensive
1 to 30 September 1951
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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||Stern section of LCT(6)-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
There is no history for LCT(6)-840 / LSU-840 / LCU-840 / YFU-17 available at NavSource
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Last Updated 18 January 2019
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