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Landing Craft Utility LCU-1387
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Landing Ship Utility LSU-1387 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank LCT-1387 (1944 - 1949)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Foxtrot - Lima
NCFL
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 (2) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 24 October 1944 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 11 December 1944
  • Delivered, 12 December 1944
  • During World War II LCT-1387 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-One, LCDR. W. B. Gillette USNR;
    LCT Group Sixty-Three, LT. G. W. Wagonhurst USNR and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 18 April to 30 June 1945

  • Following World War II LCT-1387 was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 2 September 1945 to 5 February 1946
  • Redesigned Landing Ship Utility LSU-1387 in 1949
  • During the Korean War LSU-1387 participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Second Korean Winter
    28 November 1951 to 30 April 1952
    Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952
    16 July to 15 August 1952

  • LSU-1387 participated in operation "Passport to Freedom" in 1954
  • Redesigned Landing Craft Utility LCU-1387, 15 April 1956
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCT-1387 earned one battle star for World War II service and two battle stars for Korean War service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LST-1142 666k LCT-1387 unloads alongside USS LST-1141 at Buckner Bay, Okinawa after Typhoon Louise had passed in October 1945 Donn Cuson
    LCT-1387 74k LSU-1387 sitting on the mud flats at Inchon, South Korea with other craft, date unknown. Jack Thomas CS2 LSU-1387

    There is no DANFS history for LCT-1387 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
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    Last Updated 10 October 2014