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YFU-32
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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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-1162
    LCT-1077 317k 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
    Bernard Urbanik
    LCT-1162 87k LCT-1162 underway, date and location unknown. John DeNoma
    LSU-1162
    LCT-1162 147k 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

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