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Landing Craft Utility LCU-1629

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Alpha - Charlie - Papa
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Navy Battle Efficiency Ribbon - National Defense Service Medal

LCU-1627 Class Landing Craft Tank (Modified Version of LCT Mark 5)
  • Laid down in 1968 at Southern Shipbuilding, Slidell, LA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • Assigned to Assault Craft Unit One (ACU-1), NAB Coronado, CA.
  • Current Disposition, active in service
    Displacement 180 t.(lt), 360 t.(fl)
    Length 119' (o.a.)
    Beam 34'
    Draft 6'
    Design Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    one single 20mm AA gun mount
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 shafts, Shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft
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    LCT-1629 257k LCT-1629 underway date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Tom Kermen
    LCT-1629 572k After the offload of the 24th Marines Regiment to the shore of Anaco, Peru, a lighter amphibious resupply cargo gets back on board LCU-1629 to continue with its operations during Partnership of the Americas (POA) 2007. POA focuses on enhancing relationships with partner nations through a variety of exercises and events at sea and on shore throughout South America and the Caribbean.
    US Navy photo 070614-N-7029R-102 PACIFIC OCEAN (June 14, 2007) by MC2 Alexia M. Riveracorrea.
    Navy Newsstand
    LCT-1629 189k U.S. Marine Humvees drive through the surf to the beach near Hat Yai, Thailand, during an amphibious assault, 20 May 1997. LCU-1629 is carrying a cargo of Humvees and troops from offshore ships as part of Exercise Cobra Gold '97. Cobra Gold '97 is a continuing series of U.S. /Thai military exercises designed to ensure regional peace and strengthen the ability of the Royal Thai Armed Forces to defend Thailand. The training includes joint combined air, land and sea operations. Cobra Gold is the largest strategic mobility exercise involving the U.S. Pacific Command forces this year.
    US Army photo # 970520-A-4491R-002, by Sgt. Jacqueline Richardson
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1629 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    US Navy Fact File - Landing Craft, Mechanized and Utility - LCM/LCU
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