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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:
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
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 15 May 30 June 1945
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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||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 beached on a ramp at Koje (Geoje) island, South Korea in 1953.
Photo by PFC Donald K. Grovon, US Army.
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
Last Updated 16 December 2016
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|