Please Report Any Broken Links Or Trouble You Might Come Across To The Webmaster.
Please Take A Moment To Let Us Know So That We Can Correct Any Problems And Make Your Visit As Enjoyable And As Informative As Possible.

NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive

LCU-1156 (1956 - 1958)
LSU-1156 (1949 - 1956)
LCT-1156 (1944 - 1949)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Second Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (4)
Third Row - Philippines Liberation Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korean War Service Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
  • Laid down, 13 May 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 24 May 1944
  • Delivered, 27 May 1944
  • During World War II LCT-1156 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 31 and served at Leyte in the Philippines, Okinawa and Japan
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility, LSU-1156 in 1949
  • During the Korean War LSU-1156 participated in the following campaign:
    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    North Korean Aggression, 18 September to 2 November 1950 Inchon Landing, 13 to 17 September 1950
    Communist China Aggression, 3 November to 25 December 1950 First UN Counter Offensive, 1 to 28 February 1951

  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-1156, 15 April 1956
  • Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-30, 18 May 1958
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LSU-1156 earned four battle stars for Korean War service

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    LCT-1194 488k From left to right LCT-1156, LCT-1159 and LCT-1194 along with the rest of LCT Flotilla 31 underway in Casiguran Bay, Luzon, Philippine Islands in 1945.
    Photo by Donald Berton Dale RM3/c LCT-1195
    Bernard Urbanik

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-1156 / LSU-1156 / LCU-1156 / YFU-30 available at NavSource
    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
    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Amphibious Ship Type Index Back To The Landing Craft Tank (LCT) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 19 March 2010