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ASDV-3
(Auxiliary Swimmer Delivery Vehicle)
LCU-1628
(Landing Craft Utility)


International Radio Call Sign:
November - Romeo - Foxtrot - Delta
NRFD
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (7) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal


LCU-1627 Class Landing Craft Utility:
  • Laid down in 1967 at General Ship, East Boston, MA.
  • Launched , 24 April 1967
  • Delivered and placed in service in 1968
  • Existing records at NavSource indicate LCU-1628 participated in the following campaigns:
    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Tet Counteroffensive Tet/69 Counteroffensive
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI  

  • Converted to an Auxiliary Swimmer Delivery Vehicle and redesignated ASDV-3
  • ASDV-3, was outfitted with a portside deckhouse, a 25 ton crane and a hyperbaric chamber, in support of SEAL/UDT Swimmer Delivery Vehicle operations training
  • Current Disposition, unknown
    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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    Size Image Description Source
    LCU-1628 59k LCU-1628 beached, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, January 1969.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    LCU-1628 65k View of LCU-1628 conning tower while at the sand ramp literage causeway, Danang, South Vietnam, 2 May 1969. Craftmaster BM2 Driehaupt. Tom Dudek EN2 USN LCU-1628
    LCU-1628 83k EN2 Tom Dudek aboard LCU-1628 at the sand ramp literage causeway, Danang, South Vietnam, with Monkey Mountain in the background, 2 May 1969. Tom Dudek EN2 USN LCU-1628
    LCU-1628 52k EN2 Tom Dudek aboard LCU-1628 at the sand ramp literage causeway, Danang, South Vietnam, 2 May 1969. Tom Dudek EN2 USN LCU-1628
    LCU-1628 65k EN2 Tom Dudek aboard LCU-1628 at the sand ramp literage causeway, Danang, South Vietnam, 2 May 1969. Tom Dudek EN2 USN LCU-1628
    LCU-1628 334k Images of LCU-1628 while in service during the Vietnam War, circa 1970. Photos ©Jack Coker GMG3 LCU-1477

    There is no DANFS history for LCU-1628 / ASDV-3 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Last Updated 22 February 2013