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Landing Craft Tank - LCU-1638


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

LCU-1610 Landing Craft Utility:
  • Laid down circa 1969 at Marinette Marine Corp. of Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service in 1969, and placed in service as LCU-1638
  • Reclassified Ferryboat YFB-89, date unknown
  • Assigned to duty at Naval Station Guantanemo Bay, Cuba
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 9 October 1992
  • Final Disposition, disposed of in support of Fleet training exercise, 1 July 1993
    Specifications:
    Displacement 200 t.(lt), 375 t.(fl)
    Length 134' 9"
    Beam 29'
    Draft 8'
    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
    Fuel capacity 3220 gals
    Range 1,200 nm at eight knots

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    LCU-1635 59k LCU-1638 underway, date and location unknown.
    Photo from Bowling Green State University. Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    LCU-1635 56k LCU-1638 underway, circa 1968, location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1638 / YFB-89 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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