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Landing Craft Utility
LCU-1633


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

LCU-1610 Landing Craft Utility:
  • Built in 1968 at General Ship, East Boston, MA.
  • Delivered in 1968
  • Assigned to Assault Craft Unit One (ACU-1), NAB Coronado, CA.
  • Current Disposition, active in 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 (Kort nozzles)
    Fuel Capacity 3220 gals.
    Range 1,200nm at eight knots

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    LCU-1633 147k LCU-1633 underway, alongside an unidentified amphibious ship, date and place unknown. Global Security web site
    LCU-1619 83k LCU-1633 and LCU-1619 at the ramp at Wilson's Cove, San Clemente Island, CA. circa late 1970s, while embarking an MIUW Team. Photo by Lee Noland STGC(SW) Ret.
    LCU-1619 87k LCU-1633 and LCU-1619 at the ramp at Wilson's Cove, San Clemente Island, CA. circa late 1970s, while embarking an MIUW Team. Photo by Lee Noland STGC(SW) Ret.
    LCU-1633 79k LCU-1633 embarks an MIUW Team at Wilson's Cove, San Clemente Island, CA. LCU-1619 is in the distant background. Photo by Lee Noland STGC(SW) Ret.
    LCU-1633 77k LCU-1633 embarks an MIUW Team at Wilson's Cove, San Clemente Island, CA. Photo by Lee Noland STGC(SW) Ret.
    LCU-1633 970k LCU-1633 heads to the beach with embarked US Marines from 3rd Marine Regiment during amphibious assault training in support of exercise Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) 2004. RIMPAC is the largest international maritime exercise in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands. This year's exercise includes seven participating nations; Australia, Canada, Chile, Japan, South Korea, the United Kingdom and the United States. RIMPAC is intended to enhance the tactical proficiency of participating units in a wide array of combined operations at sea, while enhancing stability in the Pacific Rim region.
    US Navy photo # 040720-N-6811L-194 Pacific Ocean (July 20, 2004) by PH1 David A. Levy.
    Robert Hurst
    LCU-1633 119k LCU-1633, back left, taking part in the evaluation of The Improved Navy Lighterage System off Coronado CA., conducted from late March to mid-May, 2006, with USNS 1st Lt. Baldomero Lopez (T-AK-3010). Lopez's ramp extends onto the nine-module roll-on/roll-off discharge facility, which serves as a staging area for off-loading cargo. Attached to the back right of the discharge facility is the motorized causeway ferry, which detaches in order for equipment to be ferried to shore. At the back left of the discharge facility is LCU-1633, which can be used in conjunction with the INLS. Warping tugs, used to assemble the components of the INLS, flank the discharge facility. Photo by Michael Alston. Navy Newsstand

    There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1633 available at NavSource
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