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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-94
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Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1488


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Zulu - India
NFZI
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Navy Expeditionary Service Medal (Lebanon) - National Defense Service Medal

LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
  • Laid down circa 1952-55 at Island Dock Yard, Kingston, N.Y.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • Redesignated Yard Utility Craft YFU-94, date unknown
  • Reverted to LCU-1488, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications
    Displacement 180 t.(lt), 360 t.(fl)
    Length 119' (o.a.)
    Beam 34'
    Draft 6'
    Design Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament
    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
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    LCU-1488 342k LCU-1488 moving USMC equipment from USS Fort Snelling (LSD-30) to the beach of Beirut, Lebanon, 15 July 1956, as part of Operation Blue Bat. Photo by Ron Schafer USS Fort Snelling submittted by his son Gary Schafer.
    LCU-1488 261k
    LCU-1488 115k LCU-1488 underway, circa 1968, US Navy photo Jane's Fighting Ships, 1973-74, page 464

    There is no DANFS history available for LCU-1488 / YFU-94 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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