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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive

Contributed by ENCS Jerry Patterson USN Ret. LCU-1624

Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-64
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1126 (1956 - 1966)
Landing Craft Ship - LSU-1126 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-1126 (1944 - 1949)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Delta - Charlie
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - Presidential Unit Citation - Navy Unit Commendation
Second Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Third Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (12)
Fourth - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation - Vietnam Campaign Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 4 July 1944, at Pidgeon-Thomas Iron Co., Memphis, TN.
  • Launched, 1 August 1944
  • Delivered, 9 August 1944
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1126 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II LCT(6)-1126 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 8 September 1945 to 10 April 1946
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-1126 in 1949
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-1126, 15 April 1956
  • Redesignated Harbor Utility Craft YFU-64, 1 March 1966
  • During the Vietnam War YFU-64 was assigned to the Lighterage Division at US Naval Support Activity Da Nang, Republic of South Vietnam and participated in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
    1 July 1966 to 31 May 1967
    Tet/69 Counteroffensive
    23 February to 8 June 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
    1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968
    Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
    9 June to 31 October 1969
    Tet Counteroffensive
    30 January to 1 April 1968
    Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
    1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
    2 April to 30 June 1968
    Sanctuary Counteroffensive
    1 May to 30 June 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
    1 July to 1 November 1968
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
    1 July 1970 to 30 June 1971
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
    2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969
    Consolidation I
    1 July to 30 September 1971

  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • YFU-64 earned twelve campaign stars for Vietnam War service

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    LCU-1126 89k YFU-64 at the Cornfield Ramp at Hue City, South Vietnam, circa January 1968 to February 1970. Steve Wetzler
    LCU-1126 80k YFU-64 at the Cornfield Ramp at Hue City, South Vietnam, circa January 1968 to February 1970. Steve Wetzler
    LCU-1126 86k YFU-64 at the Cornfield Ramp at Hue City, South Vietnam, circa January 1968 to February 1970. Steve Wetzler

    There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-1126 / LSU-1126 / LCU-1126 / YFU-64 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Mobile Riverine Force Association
    Brownwater Navy in Vietnam Web Book
    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
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    Last Updated 30 October 2009