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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive

Contributed by ENCS Jerry Patterson USN Ret. LCU-1624

Harbor Utility Craft

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

YFU-73 was transferred to Cambodia under the Security Assistance Program
YFU-71 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
  • Laid down, 1 November 1967, at Pacific Coast Engineering Co., Alameda, CA.
  • Launched, 22 September 1967
  • Delivered 20 November 1967
  • Assigned to 3rd Boat Group, Lighterage Division, NSA DaNang during her Vietnam service
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 1 April 1970
  • Transferred to Cambodia, 1 April 1970
  • Final Disposition, disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), Foreign Military Sale or Lease to Cambodia, 1 April 1970
    Displacement220 t.(lt) 380 t.(fl)
    Length 125'
    Beam 36'
    Draft 6'
    Speed 9 kts.
    Complement 1 CPO, 11 enlisted
    Armament machine guns
    Propulsion 2 Detroit Diesel 471 Series, 115Kw 185A generators, twin shafts

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    YFU-73 17k YFU-73 underway in I Corp area, South Vietnam, circa 1968. Pete Harlem
    YFU-73 16k YFU-73 underway shooting the gap in northern Da Nang harbor, February 1970. Photo taken from YFU-79, February 1970. Tom Lanagan

    There is no DANFS history for YFU-73 available at NavSource
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