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Contributed by Anthony J. Basile

Light Salvage Lift Craft - YLLC-1
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Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1348 (1952 - 1956)
Landing Ship Utility - LSU-1348 (1949 - 1952)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT-1348 (1944 - 1956)


LCT-1348 / LCU-1348 / YLLC-1 / Harbor Clearance Unit One Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons





Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Presidential Unit Citation
Second Row - Navy Unit Commendation (3) - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation - American 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
Fifth Row - Philippine Presidential Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation (5) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal



YLLC-1 was turned over to the South Vietnamese Navy and redesignated HQ-560

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 3 July 1944, as Landing Craft Tank LCT-1348 at Mare Island Navy Yard, Vallejo, CA.
  • Launched, 30 August 1944
  • Delivered and placed in service, 31 August 1944, ENS. P. G. Paget USNR in charge
  • During World War II LCT-1348 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Thirty-Five, LCDR. W. C. Margetts USNR;
    LCT Group One Hundred Five, LT. G. H. Feldman USNR,
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-1348, 15 April 1956
  • Redesignated Light Salvage Lift Craft YLLC-1, date unknown
  • Assigned to Harbor Clearance Unit One, at Subic Bay, P.I.
  • Placed out of service and turned over to the South Vietnam Navy, 29 October 1970, at Cat Lo Naval Support Activity, South Vietnam
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    LCT Specifications:
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl)
    Beam 32' 8"
    Draft 5' (max)
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts,
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 20lbs wheelhouse, 10lbs gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 propellers, Shaft horsepower 225 per shaft
    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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    YLLC-1
    YLLC-1 63k YLLC-1 lifting a sunken MSB in a South Vietnam river.
    US Navy photo from "All Hand" magazine, June 1969.
    Anthony J. Basile Harbor Clearance Unit One
    YLLC-1 142k YLLC-1 conducting salvage operations, date and location unknown. Anthony J. Basile Harbor Clearance Unit One
    HQ-560
    YLLC-1 30k Ex-YLLC-1 underway while in South Vietnamese service as HQ-560, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Anthony J. Basile Harbor Clearance Unit One

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    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas
    Harbor Clearance Unit One
    Mobile Riverine Force Association
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