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Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1160
Landing Craft Ship - LSU-1160 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT-1160 (1944 - 1959)

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
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (7) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 18 May 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 28 May 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 1 June 1944, ENS. D. Luxford USNR in charge
  • During World War II LCT-1160 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-One, LCDR, C. V. Dilley USNR;
    LCT Group Ninety-One and served at Leyte in the Philippines, Okinawa and Japan
  • Following World War II LCT-1160 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 12 March 1946
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-1160 in 1949
  • During the Korean War LSU-1160 participated in the following campaigns:
    Korean War
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    North Korean Aggression
    18 September to 2 November 1950
    UN Summer-Fall Offensive
    9 July to 23 September 1951
    Communist China Aggression
    3 November to 20 December 1950
    Second Korean Winter
    10 to 30 April 1952
    Inchon Landing
    13 to 17 September 1950
    Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
    1 to 20 May 1952
    Communist China Spring Offensive
    13 to 17 September 1950
    22 April to 8 July 1951

  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-1160, 15 April 1956
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LSU-1160 earned seven battle stars for Korean War 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.
    Complement 14
    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-1160 98k LSU-1160 moves onto Inchon's "Yellow Beach" during the Inchon Invasion to land supplies, 17 September 1950. Taken by a photographer from USS Mount McKinley (AGC 7)
    US Navy photo # NH 97157 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    US Naval Historical Center
    LCT-1160 72k LSU-1160 moored pierside probably in South Korea, circa early 1953. Bruce McLaughlan

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-1160 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    World War II LCT Flotillas
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    Last Updated 18 January 2013