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Contributed by ENCS Jerry Patterson USN Ret. LCU-1624

Landing Craft Utility
LCU-1622


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - Presidential Unit Citation
Second Row - Navy Unit Commendation National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (12)
Third Row - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation - Vietnam Campaign Medal


LCU-1610 Landing Craft Utility:
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Southern Shipbuilding, Slidell, LA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered and placed in service as LCU-1622 in 1959
  • During the Vietnam war LCU-1622 participated in the following campaigns:
    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
    1 July 1966 to 31 May 1967
    Tet/69 Counteroffensive
    23 February to 8 June 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
    1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968
    Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
    9 June to 31 October 1969
    Tet Counteroffensive
    30 January to 1 April 1968
    Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
    1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
    2 April to 30 June 1968
    Sanctuary Counteroffensive
    1 May to 30 June 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
    1 July to 1 November 1968
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
    1 July 1970 to 30 June 1971
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
    2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969
    Consolidation I
    1 July to 30 September 1971

  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCU-1622 earned at twelve campaign stars for Vietnam War service
    Specifications:
    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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    LCT-1388 167k LCU-1622 and YFU-69 on the ramp at Hue, South Vietnam in 1967. Randy C. Martinak CMA2
    LCU-1622 34k LCU-1622 beached, in I Corps area, Vietnam, circa 1968. Pete Harlem, Courtesy Dwight Gievers
    LCU-1622 44k LCU-1622 beached, in I Corps area, Vietnam, circa 1968. Pete Harlem, Courtesy Dwight Gievers
    LCU-1622 k LCU-1622 beached, in I Corps area, Vietnam, circa 1968. Pete Harlem, Courtesy Dwight Gievers
    LCU-1622 49k LCU-1622 beached, in I Corps area, Vietnam, circa 1968. Damaged ramp as a result of enemy fire. Pete Harlem, Courtesy Dwight Gievers
    LCU-1622 55k LCU-1622 crew at Christmas Dinner, 1968. Pete Harlem, Courtesy Dwight Gievers
    LCU-1622 56k LCU-1622 crewmen, no names available, 1968. Pete Harlem, Courtesy Dwight Gievers

    There is no DANFS history for LCU-1622 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
    Brownwater Navy in Vietnam Web Book
    Mobile Riverine Force Association
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    Last Updated 29 January 2010