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Contributed by ENCS Jerry Patterson USN Ret. LCU-1624

YFU-80
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 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
    Specifications:
    Displacement220 t.(lt) 380 t.(fl)
    Length 125'
    Beam 36'
    Draft 6'
    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 17k YFU-80 loading tanks at Dong Ha bridge, South Vietnam, date unknown. Joe Criscione
    YFU-80 18k YFU-80 with two tanks on her deck at Dong Ha bridge, South Vietnam, date unknown. Joe Criscione

    There is no DANFS history for YFU-80 available at NavSource
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