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Landing Craft Tank LCT-980
Harbor Utility Craft YFU-24


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Campaign Medal (1) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
  • Laid down, 15 December 1943, at Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA.
  • Launched, 14 February 1944
  • Delivered, 15 February 1944
  • Placed in service (date unknown)
  • Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-24, 18 May 1958
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown.
    Specifications
    Displacement 180 t.(lt), 360 t.(fl)
    Length 119' (o.a.)
    Beam 34'
    Draft 6'
    Design Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    one single 20mm AA gun mount
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 shafts, Shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft

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    LCT-980 48k YFU-24 - VIETNAM RESCUE - 24 Feb 1969 - Harbor Utility Craft was rescued from a rice paddy by Seabees and LCM's after being swept over a causeway by a typhoon. A hole was blasted in the causeway to free the utility craft. .

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-980 / YFU-24 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    Last Updated 24 April 2009