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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)
    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-75 86k YFU-75 moored at the ER pier, Da Nang, South Vietnam, circa 1968-70. Joe Criscione
    YFU-75 85k YFU-75 and LCU-1614 moored at a pier in Da Nang, South Vietnam, circa January 1968 to February 1970. Steve Wetzler
    YFU-75 54k 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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    Last Updated 29 February 2008