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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-43
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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:
    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-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
    Specifications:
    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.
    Complement 14
    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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    LSM-84 105k 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-1206 43k LCT-1204 and LCT-1386 beached, date and location unknown. Russ Padden

    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
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    Last Updated 20 May 2011