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Contributed by ENCS Jerry Patterson USN Ret. LCU-1624

Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-67
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Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1232 (1950 - 1958)
Landing Ship Utility - LSU-1232 (1949 - 1950)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT-1232 (1944 - 1949)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row- American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Vietnam Service Medal (1) - Philippines Liberation Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
  • Laid down, 31 August 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y. .
  • Launched, 10 September 1944
  • Delivered, and placed in service, 13 September 1944
  • During World War II LCT-1232 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater, LCT (6) Flotilla 62 Group 65 and operated in the Philippines
  • Laid up in reserve (date and place unknown)
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-1232 in 1949
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-1232 in 1950
  • Redesignated Harbor Utility Craft YFU-67, 18 May 1958
  • Activated for service in Vietnam (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register and disposed of by Navy sale, 1 April 1976
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-1232 earned one battle star for World War II service an as YFU-67 one campaign star for Vietnam War service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" ovl.
    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 Gray Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft

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    LCT-1232 50k YFU-67 underway on the Perfume River, South Vietnam, circa 1968 while carrying an Army artillery unit.
    Photo by Dwight Gievers
    Pete Harlem
    LCT-1232 51k YFU-67 underway on the Perfume River, South Vietnam, circa 1968 while carrying an Army artillery unit.
    Photo by Dwight Gievers
    Pete Harlem
    LCT-1232 250k YFU-67 beached at the Dong Ha ramp, South Vietnam, circa August/September 1968
    Photo by Dwight Gievers
    Tony Mastriani USMC

    There is no DANFS history record for LCT-1232 / YFU-67 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    Last Updated 30 October 2009