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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-58
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-716 (1956 - 1966)
Landing Craft Ship - LSU-716 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-716 (1943 - 1949)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (Tarragona, Leyte, 10 Dec. 1944 - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (9)
Third Row - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6) / YFU-1 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
  • Laid down, 21 December 1943, at Quincy Barge Builders, Quincy, IL.
  • Launched, 14 January 1944
  • Delivered, 8 February 1944
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • During World War II LCT(6)-716 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Fifteen
    LCT Group Forty-Five and
    LCT Flotilla Twenty-Two;
    LCT Group Sixty-Six, LT. E. L. Huie (Temporary) and participated in the following campaign:

    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 9 December 1944

  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LSU-716 in 1949
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-716, 15 April 1956
  • Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft (YFU-58), 1 March 1966
  • Existing records at NavSource indicate YFU-58 was assigned to the Naval Support Activity, Danang, South Vietnam during the Vietnam War and participated in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III Tet/69 Counteroffensive
    Tet Counteroffensive Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V  

  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 December 1971
  • LCT(6)-716 earned one battle star for World War II service and as YFU-58 earned nine campaign stars for Vietnam War service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 1 July 1973 by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS)
    LCT MK6 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. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-1073 28k Task Unit 76.4.10 LCTs, 10 December 1944, approaching Dulag, Leyte Island, P.I. Task Unit 76.4.10 consisting of;
    Task Unit 76.4.10 departed Hollandia, 3 December 1944 and launched from LSD's in San Pedro Bay, 9 December 1944 to deliver companies of the US Army's 542 Engineers, Boat and Shore Regiment.
    Photo taken by Bernard L. DeNoma (signalman) LCT-725 and submitted by John S. DeNoma
    LCT-716 84k YFU-58 entering the well deck of an LSD after a two month yard period at Naval Station Subic Bay, P.I. She is returning to duty in South Vietnam, circa 1969. Joe Criscione
    LCT-716 377k YFU-58 in a South Vietnam port, circa 1968 -1970. Photo © Jack Coker
    LCT-716 20k YFU-58 in a South Vietnamese waters, date unknown. Tommy Trampp
    LCT-716 65k YFU-58 on the ramp delivering supplies to Dong Ha, South Vietnam, circa 1966. Also at the ramp is an unidentified LCU (landing craft utility) and an LCM (landing craft medium). At Dong Ha, all supplies were either brought in by C-130 transports or by YFU/LCUs up the Cua Viet River to Dong Ha.
    Photo thanks to Ed Marek, the “Walking Dead,” the 1-9 Marines in Vietnam.
    Tommy Trampp

    There is no history record for LCT(6)-716 / LSU-716 / LCI-716 / YFU-58 available at Navsource.
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS LCT(6) Group 66 War Diary - December 1944
    World War II LCT Flotillas
    Mobile Riverine Force Association
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    Last Updated 6 September 2019