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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-53
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Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1446 (1956)
Landing Craft Ship - LSU-1446 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-1446 (1944 - 1949)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
  • Laid down, 25 September 1944, at Bison Ship Building Corp., Buffalo, N.Y.
  • Launched, 4 October 1944
  • Delivered, 12 October 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1446 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-Nine, LCDR. R.H.M. Cross USNR;
    LCT Group One Hundred Sixteen, LT. C.W. Little USNR
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Laid up in reserve
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-1446 in March 1949
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-1446, 15 April 1956
  • Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-53, 18 May 1958
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
    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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