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LCU-1159 (1956 - 1958)
LSU-1159 (1949 - 1956)
LCT-1159 (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
Bottom Row - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal - Philippines Liberation Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 17 May 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 28 May 1944
Delivered, 31 May 1944
During World War II LCT-1159 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater LCT Flotilla 31 and served at Leyte in the Philippines, Okinawa and Japan
Following World War II LCT-1159 performed occupation duty in Japan
Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-1159 in 1949
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-1159, 15 April 1952
Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-31, 18 May 1958
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT-1159 earned two battle stars for World War II service
Displacement 143 t.(lt), 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1"
Beam 32' 8"
Draft 5' (max)
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
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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
||LSU-1159 and an unidentified YTL moored at the "inner basin" Naval Station Subic Bay, Republic of the Philippines, circa 1954-56. Photo was taken from the conning tower of LSU-638
||Harvey Kimbro LCU-638
There is no DANFS history for LCT-1159 / LSU-1159 / LCU-1159 / YFU-31 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 web site
Last Updated 19 March 2010
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|