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YFB-88
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Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1636


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Oscar - Sierra - Zulu
NOSZ
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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 Guantanemo Bay, Cuba
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 12 December 1995 by the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS)
    Specifications
    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
    Armament
    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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