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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-39
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1363 (1956 - 1959)
Landing Craft Ship - LSU-1363 (1949 - 1958)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT-1363 (1944 - 1949)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
Laid down, 9 August 1944, at Navy Yard, Mare Island, CA.
Launched, 29 September 1944
Delivered, 5 October 1944
Placed in service, date unknown
Modified 1948-49 For Arctic Service
Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-39, 18 May 1958
Assigned to Minron 11 at Long Beach Naval Station, circa mid-1960s
Placed out of service, date unknown
Final Disposition 1 October 1974 Disposed of for scrapping
Displacement 180 t.(lt), 360 t.(fl)
Length 119' (o.a.)
Design Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
one single 20mm AA gun mount
two .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 shafts, Shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft
There is no DANFS history record for LCT-1363 / LSU-1363 / LCU-1363 / YFU-39 available at NavSource
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||YFU-39 moored pierside, circa 1970, location unknown.
United States Navy photo.
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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