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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-42
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1384 (1956 - 1966)
Landing Craft Ship - LSU-1384 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-1384 (1944 - 1949)
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, 12 October 1944 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Launched, 1 December 1944
Delivered, 2 December 1944
Placed in service, date unknown
During World War II LCT(6)-1384 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Flotilla Thirteen, LCDR. L.L. Tower USN (21);
LCT Group Thirty-Eight, LT. K.R.A. Gross USNR and participated in the following campaign:
Following World War II LCT(6) 1384 was assigned to Occupation Service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 3 March 1946
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LSU-1384 in 1949
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-1384, 15 April 1956
Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft (YFU-42), 1 March 1958
Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-42, 18 May 1958
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
LCT(6)-1384 earned one battle star for World War II service
Final Disposition, fate unknown
|Campaign and Dates
|Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 18 April to 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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||USS LST-730 in bound to San Francisco Bay with
LCT(6)-1384 on her main deck, circa 1946.
US Naval History and Heritage Command photo # NH 79101, courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1974.
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There is no history for LCT(6)-1384 / LSU-1384 / LCU-1384 / YFU-42 available at NavSource
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 29 March 2019
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