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Patches contributed by Jerry Patterson ENCS USN Ret.

Landing Craft Utility

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Oscar - Quebec - Sierra
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National Defense Service Medal

LCU-1610 Landing Craft Utility
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Gunderson Bros. Portland, OR
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service in 1959
  • Placed out of service and sold in 1993
    Displacement 200 t.(lt), 375 t.(fl)
    Length 134' 9"
    Beam 29'
    Draft 6' 1"
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 12 to 14 Enlisted
    Armament two .50 cal machine guns
    Propulsion four Detroit Diesel engines 1,000 bhp, (250 bhp each engine), two shafts
    Fuel Capacity 3220 gals
    Range 1,200 nm at eight knots

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    Page County 133k LCU-1613, far right, USS Page County (LST-1076), and beyond her stern LCU-1499 form the background as six LCVPs from USS Bayfield (APA-33) crossing the line of departure enroute to White Beach, Okinawa during amphibious exercises, 18 November 1961.
    US Navy photo # NH 99245.
    US Naval Historical Center
    LCU-1613 117k LCU-1613 as a gun platform for weapons training of Riverine and PBR crews at San Diego, CA., December 1966 Jerry Patterson ENCS USN Ret.
    LCU-1613 726k LCU-1613 with mine laying gear, 1978, location unknown. Submitted by Jerry Patterson ENCS USN Ret. for EN1 Kirkpatrick LCU-1613

    There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1613 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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