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Landing Craft Tank - LCU-1638
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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
Displacement 200 t.(lt), 375 t.(fl)
Length 134' 9"
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-1638 underway, date and location unknown.
Photo from Bowling Green State University. Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
|Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
||LCU-1638 underway, circa 1968, location unknown.
US Navy photo.
There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1638 / YFB-89 available at NavSource
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