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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-23
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-979 (1956)
Landing Craft Ship - LSU-979 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-979 (1944 - 1949)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
Laid down, 11 December 1943, at Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA.
Launched, 11 February 1944
Delivered, 12 February 1944
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-979 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Western New Guinea operation
Cape Sansapor operation, 16 to 31 August 1944
Following World War II LCT(6)-979 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 4 April 1946
Placed out of service, date unknown
Laid up in reserve
Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-979 in March 1949
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-979, 15 April 1956
Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-23, 18 May 1958
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT(6)-979 earned one battle star for World War II 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.
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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Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 3 March 2017
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