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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

Personnel Awards

Purple Heart
(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
    LCT 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.
    three propellers, 675shp

    YLLC Specifications:
    Displacement 400 t.
    Length 119' 1" (ovl)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 5'
    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
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