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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:

    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
  • LCT(6)-840 earned one battle star as LSU-840 for Korean War service
    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-840 97k 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
    Robert Hurst

    There is no history for LCT(6)-840 / LSU-840 / LCU-840 / YFU-17 available 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 18 January 2019