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Harbor Utility Craft - YFU-101
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1612

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Zulu - Sierra - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

LCU-1610 Class Landing Craft Utility:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Christy Corporation, Sturgeon Bay, WI.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • Reclassified Harbor Utility Craft YFU-101 in August 1972
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 March 1986
  • Final Disposition, to be disposed of as a target.
    Displacement 200 t.(lt), 375 t.(fl)
    Length 134' 9"
    Beam 29'
    Draft 6' 1"
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 12 to 14 Enlisted
    Armament two .50 cal machine guns
    Propulsion four Detroit Diesel engines 1,000 bhp, (250 bhp each engine), two shafts (Kort nozzles)
    Fuel capacity 3220 gals
    Range 1,200 nm at eight knots.

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    Wood County/LCU-1612 256k USS Wood County (LST-1178) seen marrying up with LCU 1612 and another LCU to form a causeway to the beach, date and location unknown. CDR. Lou Chirillo USN Ret
    LCU-1612 733k YFU-101 and another YFU at the ramp at Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico during Exercise Ocean Venture 84.
    DOD photo DF-ST-85-09816 by TSgt Lemuel Casillas
    Orlando Gallardo, Jr.

    There is no DANFS history available for LCU-1612 / YFU-101 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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