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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-60
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-851 (1952 - 1966)
Landing Ship Utility - LSU-851 (1949 - 1952)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT-851 (1943 - 1949)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Charlie - kilo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (1) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
Laid down, 30 October 1943, Darby Products and Steel Corp., Kansas City, KS.
Launched, 15 December 1943
Delivered 24 December 1943
During World War II LCT-851 was assigned to the European Theater LCT Flotilla 17, Group 50, CDR. R. Craig Fabian, in command and participated in the following campaign:
Placed out of service, date unknown and laid up in Reserve
Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-851 in 1949
Reactivated, circa 1950-55
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-851, 15 April 1952
Redesignated Harbor Utility Craft YFU-60, 1 March 1966
During the Vietnam War YFU-60 participated in the following campaign:
Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign
|Campaign and Dates
|Invasion of Normandy, 6 to 25 June 1944
Placed out of service, struck from the Naval Register and sold for scrapping in July 1973
LCT-851 earned one battle star for World War II service and as YFU-60 one campaign star for Vietnam War service
|Campaign and Dates
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V, October 1968
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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||LCT-851 beached at Normandy, date unknown.
US National Archives Tape No. NPC-107-15760
||USS LSM-547 and USS LST-529 with LCU-851 loaded on her main deck, circa 1952, location unknown.
||LCT-851 just prior to being loaded onto
USS Chesterfield County (LST-551) at Norfolk, VA. in February 1966 by YD-215. Chesterfield County carried LCU-851 though the
Panama Canal, to Pearl Harbor and then to Subic Bay where she was off loaded,1 May 1966.
||Richard Wall Chesterfield County
||YFU-60, and YFU-63 along with six unidentified LCU/YFUs and USS Page County (LST-1076) at the LCU Landing, Port of Cua Viet, South Vietnam, October 1968.
||Photo by Art Moore BU2 USN
There is no DANFS history for LCT-851 / LSU-851 / LCU-851 / YFU-60 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
The World War II LCT Flotillas
Mobile Riverine Force Association
Brownwater Navy in Vietnam Web Book
Last Updated 9 December 2016
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