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Landing Craft Utility LCU-1387
Landing Ship Utility LSU-1387 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank LCT-1387 (1944 - 1949)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Foxtrot - Lima
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:
|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
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-1387 unloads alongside USS LST-1141 at Buckner Bay, Okinawa after Typhoon Louise had passed in October 1945
||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
Last Updated 10 October 2014
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|