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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-89
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1576 (circa 1953-55 - ?)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Victor - Lima
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - Presidential Unit Citation
Second Row - Navy Unit Commendation National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (12)
Third Row - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation - Vietnam Campaign Medal

LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Utility:
  • Laid down, circa 1953-55, at Marietta Manufacturing Co., Point Pleasant, W.V.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and place in service as LCU-1576, dates unknown
  • During the Vietnam war LCU-1576 / YFU-89 participated in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
    1 July 1966 to 31 May 1967
    Tet/69 Counteroffensive
    23 February to 8 June 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
    1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968
    Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
    9 June to 31 October 1969
    Tet Counteroffensive
    30 January to 1 April 1968
    Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
    1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
    2 April to 30 June 1968
    Sanctuary Counteroffensive
    1 May to 30 June 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
    1 July to 1 November 1968
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
    1 July 1970 to 30 June 1971
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
    2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969
    Consolidation I
    1 July to 30 September 1971
  • Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-89, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, disposed of, circa January 1976, custody transferred to the General Services Administration
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCU-1576 / YFU-89 earned at twelve campaign stars for Vietnam War service
    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
    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-1576 100k LCU-1576 beached on the sand ramp at Naval Support Activity Danang, South Vietnam, circa 1969. Larry Snyder SKSN LCU-1576
    LCU-1576 93k Washing down the well deck of LCU-1576 in South Vietnam, circa 1969. Larry Snyder SKSN LCU-1576
    LCU-1576 77k LCU-1576 beached on the sand ramp at Naval Support Activity Danang, South Vietnam, circa 1969. Larry Snyder SKSN LCU-1576
    LCU-1576 118k LCU-1576 with tanks on the well deck, South Vietnam, circa 1969. Larry Snyder SKSN LCU-1576

    There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1576 / YFU-89 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Brownwater Navy in Vietnam Web Book
    Mobile Riverine Force Association
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