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Patches contributed by Jerry Patterson ENCS USN Ret.
Landing Craft Utility LCU-1618
International Radio Call Sign:
November - November - Foxtrot - Zulu
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
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 as LCU-1618, 1 June 1959 with Assault Boat Unit 1, San Diego, CA.
Converted to a salvage craft with booms and winches, date unknown for use by Navy Seebees
Transferred to Naval Ocean Systems Center (NOSC) San Diego and reclassified Unclassified Miscellaneous IX 508, date unknown
Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 19 June 2003
Final Disposition, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) reuse/conversion, 2 February 2004
Displacement 200 t.(lt), 375 t.(fl)
Length 134' 9"
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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||LCU-1618 at left with LCU-1619 moored at a ramp at San Diego, late summer or early fall 1964
||Photo by Allen R. Hartley, RM2, USNR LCU-1619
There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1618 / IX-508 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Fleet Reserve Association
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Assault Craft Unit ONE (ACU 1)
Last Updated 18 September 2009
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