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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-43
Landing Craft Tank - LCT-1386
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, 18 October 1944 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
Launched, 8 December 1944
Delivered 9 December 1944
During World War II LCT-1386 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
Following World War II LCT-1386 performed Occupation duty in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 11 March 1946
Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-43, date unknown
Placed out of service, date unknown
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
LCT-1386 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"
Draft 5' (max)
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
Armament 2 single 20mm AA gun mounts, 4 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
Propulsion 3 Gray Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
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||USS LSM-84, LCT-1386 and LCT-1415 along with five LCVPs at Yellow Beach, Okinawa, 3 April 1945. The two LCTs are just visible beached at the left edge of the photo.
||USS LSM / LSMR Association
||LCT-1204 and LCT-1386 beached, date and location unknown.
There is no DANFS history for LCT-1386 / YFU-43 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 20 May 2011
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