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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, 20 October 1967, at Pacific Coast Engineering Co., Alameda, CA.
  • Launched, 28 March 1968
  • Delivered, 17 May 1968
  • During the Vietnam War YFU-77 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
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 December 1984
  • Final Disposition, disposed of by donation through GSA to the Department of the Interior, 30 August 1985, for service in the Marshall Islands
    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 85k Ex-YFU-77 operating as an inter-island cargo hauler and ferry for the local government in the Marshall Islands, Photo was taken in October 2003. Tom Lanagan YFU-79

    There is no DANFS history for YFU-77 available at NavSource
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