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Landing Craft Utility

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

Precedence of awards is from left to right
Navy Battle "E" Ribbon - National Defense Service Medal - Southwest Asia Service Medal

LCU-1610 Landing Craft Utility:
  • Laid down circa 1968 at General Ship and Engine Works, East Boston, MA.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • Current Disposition, active, in service
    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 1,200 nm at eight knots

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    LCU-1635 37k LCU-1635 off-loading Marines, Exercise Kernel Blitz-97
    US Navy photo
    ACU-1 web site
    LCU-1635 69k LCU-1635 beached, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    LCU-1635 75k LCU-1635 underway, location and date unknown.
    US Navy photo
    LCU-1635 80k LCU-1635 operating with USS Peleliu (LHA-5), date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    LCU-1635 903k LCU-1635 assigned to Assault Craft Unit One (ACU-1), emerges under Coronado Bay Bridge as family members anticipate its arrival. ACU-1 and her crew returned to San Diego after a seven-month deployment with Expeditionary Strike Group One (ESG-1) in support of the global war on terrorism.
    US Navy photo # 060220-N-7286M-012 Coronado, Calif. (Feb. 20, 2006) by PH2 Daniel R. Mennuto.
    LCU-1635 368k LCU-1635 departs the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Cleveland (LPD-7) with vehicles and Marines, 3 August 2011. Cleveland was the flagship for Pacific Partnership 2011.
    US Navy photo # 110803-N-ZZ999-007 by Kristopher Radder.
    Robert Hurst
    LCU-1635 204k LCU-1635 assigned to Assault Craft Unit One (ACU-1), returns to her home port after completing her deployment, 13 May 2013.
    US Navy photo
    Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history available for LCU-1635 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Last Updated 17 April 2015