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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
Contributed by Anthony J. Basile
Light Salvage Lift Craft - YLLC-4
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1459 (1952 - 1966)
Landing Ship Utility - LSU-1459 (1949 - 1952)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-1459 (1944 - 1949)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
YLLC-4 LCT(6)-1459 / YLLC-4 (Harbor Clearance Unit One) Awards
Top Row - Presidential Unit Citation
Second Row - Navy Unit Commendation (3) - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - Amercian Campaign Medal
Third Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal
Fourth Row - Vietnam Service Medal - Coast Guard Meritorious Unit Commendation - Air Force Outstanding Unit Award
Row Five - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (5) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
(2-KIA, 11/15/68 - James M. Curtis, BM1, Frank Hogenmiller, EN1)
Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) Class:
Laid down, 13 October 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
Launched, 22 October 1944
Delivered and placed in service, 27 October 1944
During World War II LCT(6)-1459 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
LCT Flotilla Thirty-Nine, LCDR. R. H. M. Cross USNR;
LCT Group One Hundred Seventeen, LT. F J. Hoehn USNR
Redesignated Landing Ship Utility, LSU-1459 in 1949
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-1459, 15 April 1956
Redesignated Light Salvage Lift Craft YLLC-4, date unknown
Assigned to Harbor Clearance Unit One, at Subic Bay, P.I.
Final Disposition, sunk by enemy sappers near Ben Tre, South Vietnam, 15 November 1968
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.
three propellers, 675shp
Displacement 400 t.
Length 119' 1" (ovl)
Beam 32' 8"
Speed 7 kts.
Complement one officer, 15 enlisted
A-frame Lift Capacity 25 tons
Armament two .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
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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 One
Mobile Riverine Force Association
Last Updated 16 March 2007
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