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Harbor Utility Craft - YFB-89
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 in 1972
  • Assigned to duty at Naval Station Guantanamo 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 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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    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 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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