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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-94
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1488
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Zulu - India
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
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
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||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 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
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Last Updated 22 January 2016
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