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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
Contributed by ENCS Jerry Patterson USN Ret. LCU-1624
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Harbor Utility Craft
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 in 1967, at Pacific Coast Engineering Co., Alameda, CA.
Launched in 1968
Delivered in 1968
Placed out of service (date unknown)
During the Vietnam War YFU-80 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 (date unknown)
Final Disposition, disposed of, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) for scrapping, 1 December 1980
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-80 loading tanks at Dong Ha bridge, South Vietnam, date unknown.
||YFU-80 with two tanks on her deck at Dong Ha bridge, South Vietnam, date unknown.
There is no DANFS history for YFU-80 available at NavSource
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