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Ferryboat - YFB-88
Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1636

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Oscar - Sierra - Zulu
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National Defense Service Medal

LCU-1627 Class Landing Craft Tank (Modified Version of LCT Mark 5)
  • Laid down in 1968 at General Ship, East Boston, MA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • Placed in service, date unknown, as LCU-1636
  • Reclassified Ferryboat YFB-88, date unknown
  • Assigned to duty at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 12 December 1995 by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS)
    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
    one single 20mm AA gun mount
    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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    LCT-1636 261k Three vehicles wait on shore as the ferryboat YFB-88 approaches the landing at Naval Base Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
    US National Archives Identifier 6464644, local identifier 330-CFD-DN-SC-91-05352.jpeg Date created 3/1/91 Guantanamo Bay, by PHC Dorothy Lang Martin
    David Wright

    There is no history record for LCU-1636 / YFB-88 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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