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Harbor Utility Craft YFU-19
Landing Ship Utility LCU-877 (1956)
Landing Ship Utility LSU-877 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank LCT(6)-877 (1944 - 1949)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal (2)
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (3) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
  • Laid down, 30 March 1944, at Darby Products of Steel Plate, Kansas City, KS.
  • Launched, 2 April 1944
  • Delivered, 8 May 1944
  • Placed in service, date and location unknown, ENS.R.J. Yoder USNR Officer in Charge (May 1945)
  • During World War II LCT(6)-877 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla, Six, LT. L. W. Weigel, USNR
    LCT Group Eighteen, LTjg. N. Dawson Jr., USNR
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-877 in 1949
  • During the Korean War LSU-877 participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Second Korean Winter
    5 to 19 December 1951
    21 January to 4 February 1952
    Korea, Summer Fall 1953
    8 May to 20 June 1953
    25 to 27 July 1953
    Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
    12 August to 7 September 1952
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-877, 15 April 1956
  • Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-18, 18 May 1956
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LSU-877 earned three battle stars for Korean War service
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    LCT(6) / LSU / LCT Specifications:
    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-877 100k LCT-877 under way, date and location unknown. Photo courtesy of Karen Powell, in memory of her father, Leslie Ross Powell, BMC, US Navy
    LCT-877 363k LSU-877 in Korean waters, circa early 1952, location unknown The Wingard Family in memory of Harold Wingard, US Army 45th Infantry Division
    LST-877 211k LSU-877 and LSU-1273 beached on a ramp at Koje (Geoje) Island, South Korea in 1953.
    Photo by PFC Donald K. Grovon, US Army.
    Douglas Price
    LST-1421 241k LSU-877 and LSU-1421 beached on a ramp at Koje (Geoje) Island, South Korea in 1953.
    Photo by PFC Donald K. Grovon, US Army.
    Douglas Price
    LCU-1374 193k LCU-877 and LCU-1374 beached on a ramp at Koje (Geoje) island, South Korea in 1953.
    Photo by PFC Donald K. Grovon, US Army.
    Douglas Price
    Duval County 451k LSU-877 loaded on the main deck of USS LST-758 while drydocked, circa 1960-51, location unknown. Debbie Pavlos for her father Sam Spiro Pavlos USS LST-758

    There is no history for LCT(6)-877 /LSU-877 / LCU-877 / YFU-19 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Last Updated 1 February 2019