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Landing Craft Utility

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Foxtrot - Tango - Lima
LCU-1610 Landing Craft Utility:
  • Built in 1968 at General Ship, East Boston, MA.
  • Delivered in 1968
  • LCU-1632 is currently active.
    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 (Kort nozzles)
    Fuel Capacity 3220 gals.
    Range 1,200nm at eight knots

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    LCU-1648 89k LCU-1632 and LCU-1648 are unloaded by U.S. Marines of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) Special Operations Capable (SOC), in Kuwait, 12 February 2003. The Marines are embarked on the San Diego-based amphibious assault ship Tarawa (LHA 1). The ships of the Tarawa Amphibious Ready Group arrived in the North Arabian Gulf in mid-February as part of a six-month deployment.
    US Navy photo # 030212-N-1131G-016 by PH3 Taylor Goode.
    Navy Newsstand
    LCT-1632 97k LCU-1632 entering the well deck of USS Ogden (LPD-5) date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from the Global Security web site.

    There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1632 available at NavSource
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    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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