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LCU-971 Landing Craft Utility
LSU-971 Landing Ship Utility (1949 - 1956)
LCT-971 Landing Craft Tank (1944 - 1949)
LCU-971 was transferred to Greece and named HNS Kimolos (L-147)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 26 November 1943, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Launched, 30 January 1944
Delivered, 1 February 1944
During World War II LCT-971 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 36 Group 114 and participated in the following campaign:
Placed out of service (date unknown)
Laid up in reserve
Reclassified Landing Ship Utility LSU-971 in 1949
Reclassified Landing Craft Utility LCU-971, 15 April 1956
Transferred to Greece, circa 1959-1962 and named HNS Kimolos (L-147)
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT-971 earned one battle star for World War II service
|Campaign and Dates
Capture and occupation of Guam, August 1944
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" (o.a.)
Beam 32' 8"
Draft 5' (max)
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
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||LCT-971 being returned from the Far Ease aboard LST-731 entering a harbor probably in 1946. This is possibly San Francisco Bay .
||Stephen Eakle, CMSgt USAF for his father Eugene E. Eakle USS LST-731
||LCU-971 and LCU-763 moored pierside, US Naval Shipyard, Boston, MA., date unknown.
||LCT-971 being transported by USS LST-1081 date and location unknown.
There is no DANFS history record for LCT-971
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 20 February 2009
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|