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YFU-83
Harbor Utility Craft


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

YFU-71 Class Harbor Utility Craft:
  • Laid down, 1 October 1970, at Defoe Boat & Motor Works, Bay City, MI.
  • Launched, 1 February 1971
  • Delivered, 1 April 1971
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 October 2002
  • Final Disposition, scrapped or dismantled, 20 February 2005
    Specifications:
    Displacement220 t.(lt) 380 t.(fl)
    Length 125'
    Beam 36'
    Draft 6'
    Speed 9 kts.
    Complement 1 CPO, 11 enlisted
    Armament
    three 50.cal machine guns
    Propulsion
    two Detroit Diesel 471 Series, 115Kw 185A generators, twin shafts
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    YFU-83 1893k YFU-83 underway, 20 April 1984, at Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico during Ocean Venture 84
    DOD photo DF-ST-85-09814 by TSgt Lemuel Casillas.
    LCDR Orlando Gallardo, Jr.
    YFU-83 3014k YFU-83 underway, 30 March 1988, at Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico during Ocean Venture 88.
    DOD photo DM-ST-90-10209
    LCDR Orlando Gallardo, Jr.
    YFU-83 1052k YFU-83 underway, 30 March 1988, at Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, Puerto Rico during Ocean Venture 88. Note SS PFC Eugene A. Obregon (T-AK 3006) at anchor in the background.
    DOD photo DM-ST-90-10214.
    LCDR Orlando Gallardo, Jr.
    YFU-83 83k YFU-83 after being re-floated. She sank on or about 21 September 1998 at Naval Station Roosevelt Roads, PR during Hurricane Georges. The craft was salvaged by Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit Two (MDSU 2) in early Feb 1999.
    NOAA photo
    LCDR Orlando Gallardo, Jr.

    There is no DANFS history for YFU-83 available at NavSource
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