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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"
    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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    LCU-1612 81k LCU-1621 underway off the coast of the Hawaiian Islands during boat operations, 1964. Photo by LT Richard Dawson USNR USS Renville
    LCU-1612 81k ASDV-1 moored at NAB Coronado, date unknown.  
    LCU-1612 24k ASDV-1 underway in 1999, location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history for LCU-1621 / ASDV-1 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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