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Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1160
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Landing Craft Ship - LSU-1160 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT-1160 (1944 - 1959)
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:
|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
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.
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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||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
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||LSU-1160 moored pierside probably in South Korea, circa early 1953.
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
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 18 January 2013
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