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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-20
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-960 (1956)
Landing Craft Ship - LSU-960 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-960 (1944 - 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 (1)
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service 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, 6 November 1943, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 11 January 1944
  • Delivered, 12 January 1944
  • During World War II LCT(6)-960 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Hollandia operation
    Altape Humboldt Bay-Tanahmerah Bay, 28 April to 1 June 1944

  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-960 in 1949
  • During the Korean War LSU-960 participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    North Korean Aggression
    18 September to 2 November 1950
    UN Summer-Fall Offensive
    9 July to 23 September 1951
    Communist China Aggression
    3 November to 20 December 1950
    Second Korean Winter
    10 to 30 April 1952
    Inchon Landing
    13 to 17 September 1950
    Third Korean Winter
    1 to 20 May 1952
    Communist China Spring Offensive
    22 April to 8 July 1951

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-960 in 1949
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-960, 15 April 1956
  • Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-20, 18 May 1956
  • Final Disposition sold for scrapping 1 February 1973 by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service
  • LCT(6)-960 earned one battle star for World War II service and as LSU-960 earned seven battle stars 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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    Numitor 75k LCT(6)-960 and other miscellaneous naval ships and craft alongside USS Numitor (ARL-17) date and location unknown. Photo by Thompson, Los Angeles Fred Reeve

    There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-960 / LSU-960 / LCU-960 / YFU-20 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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