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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-41
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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:

    Asiatic-Pacific 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

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