INS Yatush

Israel,Akaba Bay

The American PBR boats - Patrol Boat Riverine, was designed by the US Navy to be used on the rivers in Vietnam during the Vietnam war between 1965 to 1973. Several of these boats were sold to Israeli in the late 1960's and 1970's. But it turned out these boats were not so effective in open waters, and were retired from active service in the 1980's by the Israeli navy. In 1987 one of these retired boats was deliberately scuttled outside Eilat by the Israel Diving Federation. The wreck rest today on a depth of 28 meter, resting on her keel as a classic Donald Duck wreck outside Coral Beach in Eilat.

Former names:
INS "Yatush"

32,0 x 11,5 x 2,0 f
Tons: Built: Home Port:
8,9 displ
( US ) Eilat ( IL )
29° 30.707’ N 34° 55.569’ E
( Source: Dive Buddy )

Picture: Israeli patrol boats - PBR
Courtesy of Naval Encyclopedia

Last Updated: November 2018