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Patch at left Contributed by Anthony J. Basile, at right by ENCS Jerry Patterson USN Ret. LCU-1624

Light Salvage Lift Craft - YLLC-2
Light Salvage Lift Craft (YLLC-1 (1967)
Light Salvage Lift Craft (Y)LLC-1 (1967)
Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-69 (1966 - 1967)
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1388 (1952 - 1966)
Landing Ship Utility - LSU-1388 (1949 - 1952)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-1388 (1944 - 1949)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Charlie - Golf - Bravo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
LCT-1388 Awards
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)- World War II Victory Medal

LLC-1/YLLC-2 (Harbor Clearance Unit One) Awards
Combat Action Ribbon (9 Oct 1967) - Presidential Unit Citation
Navy Unit Commendation (3) - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - National Defense Service Medal
Vietnam Service Medal (12) - Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation - Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Philippine Presidential Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (5) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) Class:
  • Laid down, 24 October 1944, at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 14 December 1944
  • Delivered, 15 December 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1388 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-Seven, LCDR. H. E. Rice USNR;
    LCT Group One Hundred Nine, LT. R. G. Thomas USNR and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Okinawa Gunto operation
    Assault and Occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 3 May to 30 June 1945

  • Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft (YFU-69), 1 March 1966
  • Reclassified Light Salvage Lift Craft (Y)LLC-1 and assigned to Harbor Clearance Unit One in February 1967 at NavSta Subic Bay, P.I.
  • Redesignated Light Salvage Lift Craft (LLC-2) in 1967 in Vietnam
  • Redesignated YLLC-2 in 1967
  • During the Vietnam War YLLC-2 participated in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
    1 July 1966 to 31 May 1967
    Tet/69 Counteroffensive
    23 February to 8 June 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
    1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968
    Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
    9 June to 31 October 1969
    Tet Counteroffensive
    30 January to 1 April 1968
    Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
    1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
    2 April to 30 June 1968
    Sanctuary Counteroffensive
    1 May to 30 June 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
    1 July to 1 November 1968
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
    1 July 1970 to 30 June 1971
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
    2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969
    Consolidation I
    1 July to 30 September 1971

  • Redesignated Light Salvage Lift Craft (LLC-2) in 1967 in Vietnam
  • Redesignated YLLC-2 in 1967
  • Assigned to Harbor Clearance Unit Two, 9 May 1969, at Norfolk, VA.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    LCT(6) Specifications:
    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.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    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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    Size Image Description Contributed
    LCT(6) 1388
    LCT-1388 1405k Post card image of LCT(6)-1388 representing the 305 LCTs assembled at Mare Island during WWII. 82 were type Mark 5 and the remainder were type Mark 6. Darryl Baker
    LCT-1388 69k LCT(6)-1388 in port, date and location unknown WWII LCT Web Site
    LCT-1388 167k YFU-69 and LCU-1622 on the ramp at Hue, South Vietnam in 1967. Randy C. Martinak CMA2
    LCT-1388 217k YFU-69 underway at Hue, South Vietnam in 1967. Randy C. Martinak CMA2
    LCT-1388 29k YLLC-2 salvaging the remains of a barge in the Mekong Delta, 1967. Anthony J. Basile HCU 1
    LCT-1388 84k Damage to YLLC-2 from mortar attack, 9 October 1967, while moored at Dong Tam, South Vietnam. Anthony J. Basile HCU 1

    Commander Naval Force Vietnam Monthly Summaries for Oct. 9 1967 which reports damage sustained by mortar attack on YLLC-2 while moored at Dong Tam, South Vietnam, 9 October 1967, (tentative Combat Action Ribbon justification), submitted by Anthony J. Basile HCU 1
    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
    Harbor Clearance Unit 1

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