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Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1636
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Oscar - Sierra - Zulu
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
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.)
Design Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
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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||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
There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1636 / YFB-88 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Last Updated 11 August 2017
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