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Landing Craft Utility LCU-1381
Landing Ship Utility LSU-1381 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank LCT(6)-1381 (1944 - 1949)

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 (1)
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 6 October 1944 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 22 November 1944
  • Delivered 30 November 1944
  • During World War II LCT-1381 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-Four, LCDR. H. A. Shuler, USNR
    LCT Group One Hundred, LT. G. J. Gauthier, USNR and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 15 May 30 June 1945
  • Following World War II LCT-1381 performed occupation duty in Far East from 2 September 1945 to 9 April 1946
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-1381 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.
    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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    LSM-84 95k LCT-1381's stern is visible in this photo of USS LSM-84 beached at Okinawa while unloading mail and supplies, date unknown. USS LSM / LSMR Association
    LCT-1381 220k LCT-1381 beached on a ramp at Koje (Geoje) island, South Korea in 1953.
    Photo by PFC Donald K. Grovon, US Army.
    Douglas Price

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-1381 / LSU-1381 / LCU-1381 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    The World War II LCT Flotillas

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