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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)
Speed 9 kts.
Complement 1 CPO, 11 enlisted
Armament 3-50.cal machine guns
Propulsion 2 Detroit Diesel 471 Series, 115Kw 185A generators, twin shafts
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||YFU-73 underway in I Corp area, South Vietnam, circa 1968.
||YFU-73 underway shooting the gap in northern Da Nang harbor, February 1970. Photo taken from YFU-79, February 1970.
There is no DANFS history for YFU-73 available at NavSource
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