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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
Patches contributed by Jerry Patterson ENCS USN Ret.
(Auxiliary Swimmer Delivery Vehicle)
(Landing Craft Utility)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal
LCU-1610 Landing Craft Utility:
Laid down, date unknown, at Southern Shipbuilding, Slidell, LA.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered and placed in service in 1959
Converted to an Auxiliary Swimmer Delivery Vehicle and redesignated ASDV-1
ASDV-1, was outfitted with a port side deckhouse, a 25 ton crane and a hyperbaric chamber, in support of SEAL/UDT Swimmer Delivery Vehicle operations training
Placed out of service and sold private in 2006
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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-1621 underway off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands during boat operations, 1964.
||Photo by LT Richard Dawson USNR USS Renville
||ASDV-1 moored at NAB Coronado, date unknown.
||ASDV-1 underway in 1999, location unknown.
US Navy photo.
There is no DANFS history for LCU-1621 / ASDV-1 available at Navsource
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Last Updated 5 April 2015
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