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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-71 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
Laid down, 15 February 1967, at Pacific Coast Engineering Co., Alameda, CA.
Launched, 24 October 1967
Delivered 21 December 1967
During the Vietnam War YFU-74 was assigned to the Lighterage Division at US Naval Support Activity Da Nang, Republic of South Vietnam
Transferred to the US Army 329th Heavy Boat Co. at Da Nang, South Vietnam circa May-June 1970
Evacuated to Guam circa 1974-75
Returned to US Navy control circa mid-1980s
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register (date unknown)
Final Disposition, disposed of by transfer to other Government Agencies, States. Schools, Sea Scouts, etc., 1 December 1986
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-74, location unknown, circa 1969.
||Chief Boatswain's Mate Eddie L. Head, Craftmaster YFU-74, gives a smile of approval as his crew prepares to leave the lighterage area at Da Nang, Republic of Vietnam, on a cargo run northward to Dong Ha, 21 May 1969.
US Navy photo # USN 1139720 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
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||YFU-74 at the Tien Sha Sand Ramp in DaNang Harbor in 1969.
||Tom Lanagan YFU-79
||Lighterage Division craft at the Division Headquarters in the harbor at Da Nang, South Vietnam, from left to right; unidentified YFU, YFU-4, YFU-18, YFU-7, YFU-74 and an unidentified YFU, circa January 1968 to February, 1970.
There is no DANFS history for YFU-74 available at NavSource
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