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Landing Craft Tank LCT-1009
Landing Ship Utility LSU-1009

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific East Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (8) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korean War Service Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 7 February 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 25 February 1944
  • Delivered, 28 February 1944
  • During World War II LCT-1009 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and served at Leyte in the Philippines, Okinawa and Japan
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility, LSU-1009 in 1949 and transferred to the Army Transportation Service
  • During the Korean War LSU-1009 participated in the following campaigns:
    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    North Korean Aggression
    18 September to 2 November 1950
    UN Summer-Fall Offensive
    1 September 27 November 1951
    Communist China Aggression
    3 November to 25 December 1950
    Second Korean Winter
    28 November 1951 to 30 April 1952
    Inchon Landing
    13 to 17 September 1950
    Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
    1 May to 30 November 1952
    1 December 1952 to 30 April 1953
    First UN Counter Offensive
    1 to 28 February 1951
    Korean, Summer-Fall 1953
    1 May to 14 June 1953

  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LSU-1009 earned eight battle stars for Korean War service

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    LSU-1009 47k LSU-1009 in drydock #4 NavSta Sasebo, Japan in 1952. LSU-1317 is aft of LSU-1009 in the drydock. Andy Jackson
    LSU-1009 93k Ex-LSU-1009 now in Army Service as US Army LCU-1009 beached in Japan, circa 1953-54. Cdr. John F. Bergmann

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-1009 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 8 September 2006