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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, 27 March 1967, at Pacific Coast Engineering Co., Alameda, CA.
Launched, 15 November 1967
Delivered 25 January 1968
During the Vietnam War YFU-75 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-75 moored at the ER pier, Da Nang, South Vietnam, circa 1968-70.
||YFU-75 and LCU-1614 moored at a pier in Da Nang, South Vietnam, circa January 1968 to February 1970.
||YFU-75 off-loading cargo at the Hue City-Perfume River Ramp near the University in 1969. There is an unidentified LCU also at the ramp.
||Tom Lanagan YFU-79
There is no DANFS history for YFU-75 available at NavSource
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