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Contributed by ENCS Jerry Patterson USN Ret. LCU-1624
Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-70
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1492 (1952 - ?)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Xray - Xray - Uniform
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Purple Heart (1-KIA, 18 February 1968 - J. B. Cathey, SA)
LCT-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
Laid down as LCT-1492 at Island Dockyard, Kingston, N.Y. circa 1951-52
Launched, circa 1951-52
Delivered in 1952
Redesignated Landing Craft Utility (LCU-1492), 15 April 1952
LCU-1492 participated in
"Operation Dominic 1" - JTF-8 Nuclear Testing in 1962 at Christmas Island as a unit of Amphibious Construction Battalion 13 (ACB-13)
The Lebanon Operation, 19 July to 16 September 1958
Redesignated Harbor Utility Craft YFU-70, date unknown
During the Vietnam War YFU-70 was assigned to NavSuppAct, DaNang, South Vietnam and participated in the following campaigns:
Vietnam War Campaigns
|Campaigns and Dates
||Campaigns and Dates
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
||Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
||Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
|Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
|Tet/69 Counteroffensive - Phase III
|Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, retired, fate unknown
YFU-70 earned thirteen campaign stars for Vietnam War service
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
Armament two twin 20mm AA gun mounts, one port, one starboard,2 .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
three Grey Marine Diesels
three shafts, Shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft
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||LCU-1492 underway, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo.
There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1492 / YFU-70 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Mobile Riverine Force Association
Brownwater Navy in Vietnam Web Book
Last Updated 30 October 2009
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