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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.)
    Beam 34'
    Draft 6'
    Design Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    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 84k YFU-39 moored pierside, circa 1970, location unknown.
    United States Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst

    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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