Please Report Any Broken Links Or Trouble You Might Come Across To The Webmaster.
Please Take A Moment To Let Us Know So That We Can Correct Any Problems And Make Your Visit As Enjoyable And As Informative As Possible.
NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-96
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1609
International Radio Call Sign:
November - November - Xray - Kilo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank (Modified Version of LCT Mark 5)
Laid down in 1957 at Bethlehem Steel, Staten Island, N.Y.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered, date unknown
Placed in service, date unknown
Redesignated Harbor Utility Craft YFU-96, date unknown
Placed out of service, date unknown
Final Disposition , scrapped in 1975
Displacement 180 t.(lt), 360 t.(fl)
Length 119' (o.a.)
Design Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two twin 20mm AA gun mounts, one port, one starboard
two .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 shafts, Shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft
|Click On Image
For Full Size Image
|There are no images of LCU-1609 / YFU-96 available at Navsource.
There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1609 / YFU-96 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 10 April 2009
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|