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Landing Craft Utility - USNS T-LCU-1362
Landing Craft Ship - USNS T-LSU-1362 (1950 - 1956)
Landing Craft Ship - LSU-1362 (1949 - 1950)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-1362 (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
Bottom Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 3 Aug 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 26 September 1944
  • Delivered, 6 October 1944
  • During and after World War II LCT-1362 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1131 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-Seven, LCDR. H. E. Rice USNR;
    LCT Group One Hundred Eleven, LT. E. J. Hamlet
  • Loaned to the US Army in April 1949 for subsequent service in Alaska
  • Reclassified Landing Ship Utility LSU-1362 in 1949
  • Transferred from the Army to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) in November 1950
  • USNS T-LSU-1362 remained in service in Alaskan waters
  • While under tow in September 1951, the landing craft lost her bow ramp in heavy weather and had to be towed stern first into port, where she was repaired
  • Reclassified Landing Craft Utility LCU-1362 in April 1952
  • Struck from the List of Service Craft in April 1953
  • Final Disposition, sold in May 1954, fate unknown
    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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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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    LCU-1362 153k LCT(6)-1362 under way, probably soon after she was completed in October 1944. Note her sprayed-on pattern camouflage.
    US Navy photo # NH 98533 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    US Naval History and Heritage Command
    LCU-1362 58k Overhead view of LCT(6)-1362 under way at speed, date and location unknown.
    Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 302792
    Mike Green

    There is no history record of LCT(6)-1362 /LSU-1362 / T-LCU-1362 located 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

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