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Contributed by ENCS Jerry Patterson USN Ret. LCU-1624

Harbor Utility Craft

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Navy Unit Commendation
Bottom Row - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (5) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

YFU-71 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
  • Laid down, 10 May 1967, at Pacific Coast Engineering Co., Alameda, CA.
  • Launched, 29 December 1967
  • Delivered in March 1968
  • During the Vietnam War YFU-76 was assigned to the Lighterage Division at US Naval Support Activity Da Nang, Republic of South Vietnam and participated in at least five campaigns:
    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
    2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969
    Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
    1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970
    Tet/69 Counteroffensive
    23 February to 8 June 1969
    Sanctuary Counteroffensive
    1 May to 30 June 1970
    Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
    9 June to 31 October 1969

  • 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 (date unknown)
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 December 1984
  • Final Disposition, to be disposed of by Navy sale (date unknown)
    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-76 84k YFU-76 and YFU-61 at the Dong Ha (RVN) landing ramp in 1969. Photo by Terry Lukanic NMCB-74 Detail Alpha Quang Tri Province '69-'70

    There is no DANFS history for YFU-76 available at NavSource
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    Fleet Reserve Association

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