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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-41
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1378 (1956 - 1958)
Landing Craft Ship - LSU-1378 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT-1378 (1944 - 1949)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1) - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
Laid down, 25 September 1944 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Launched, 13 November 1944
Delivered, 14 November 1944
Placed in service, date unknown, ENS J. S. Drendel USNR Officer in Charge
During World War II LCT(6)-1378 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Twenty-Nine, LCDR. E. D. Gasson, USNR;
LCT Group Eighty-Six, LT. L. M. Fracher, USNR and participated in the following campaign:
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 1 May to 30 June 1945
Following World War II LCT(6)-1378 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 3 March 1946
Placed out of service, date unknown
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LSU-1378 in 1949
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-1378, 15 April 1956
Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-41, 18 May 1958
Struck from the Naval Service, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT(6)-1378 earned one battle star for World War II service
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.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two single 20mm AA gun mounts
four .50 cal. machine guns
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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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
Last Updated 23 September 2016
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