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LCU-1162 (1956 - 1958)
LSU-1162 (1949 - 1956)
LCT(6)-1162 (1944 - 1944)
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 (3) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
Laid down, 20 May 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 31 May 1944
Delivered, 3 June 1944
Placed in service, date unknown, ENS. B. W. Kaine, Officer in Charge (1945)
During World War II LCT-1162 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Thirty-One, LCDR, C. V. Dilley USNR;
LCT Group Ninety-One, LT. R. R. Muehlbach USNR;
Laid up in reserve in 1947
Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-1162 in 1949
Placed in service circa 1950
During the Korean War LSU-1162 participated in the following campaigns:
Korean War Campaigns
|Campaign and Dates
||Campaign and Dates
|First UN Counter Offensive
20 February to 21 April 1951
|UN Summer-Fall Offensive
9 to 22 July 1951
|Communist China Spring Offensive
22 April to 8 July 1951
Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-32, 18 May 1958
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LSU-1162 earned three battle stars for Korean War service
Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
Beam 32' 8"
limiting 3' 9"
maximum navigation 5'
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
gun shields 10lbs
Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
three propellers, 675shp
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||From left to right; LCT-1077, LCT-1080 and LCT 1162 with other units of Flotilla 31 underway in the open sea in 1945.
Photo by Donald Berton Dale RM3/c LCT-1195
||LCT-1162 underway, date and location unknown.
||LSU-1162 loads 8 inch shells aboard USS Toledo (CA-133) during the Korean War.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, September 1951 issue.
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
There is no DANFS history for LCT(6)-1162 / LSU-1162 / LCU-1162 / YFU-32 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 web site
Last Updated 23 September 2016
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|