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Landing Craft Utility

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LCU-1627 Class Landing Craft Tank (Modified Version of LCT Mark 5)
  • Laid down in 1969 at Marinette Marine, Marinette, WI.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • Current Disposition, unknown
    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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    LCU-1645 112k LCU-1645 off loading vehicles, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    LCU-1645 77k LCU-1645 beaching, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    LCU-1645 56k LCU-1645 entering well deck of USS Saipan (LHA-2), date and location unknown.
    US navy photo.
    LCU-1645 180k LCU-1645 and LCU-1659 under way during amphibious exercises in 1980, location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    LCU-1645 439k LCU-1645 and LCU-1654 at Wilmington, N.C., 16 April 1988. LCU-1645 is beached at Battleship Park, home of the ex-USS North Carolina (BB-55). The Cape Fear River and the City of Wilmington are in the background where LCU-1654 is tied up. Joe Davis
    LCU-1645 998k LCU-1645 approaches the well deck of the amphibious assault ship USS Saipan (LHA-2), while carrying families and friends of Sailorís aboard Saipan. The crew of Saipan sponsored a family day cruise so the families and friends could experience a typical day aboard a ship at sea.
    US Navy photo # 040716-N-2651J-001 Virginia Coast (July 16, 2004) by PHAN Gary L. Johnson III.
    Navy Newsstand
    LCU-1645 289k Marines assigned to the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit (24th MEU) disembark from LCU-1645 to provide personnel and supplies to assist with humanitarian and disaster relief operations as part of Operation Unified Response after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake caused severe damage in and around Port-au-Prince, Haiti Jan. 12. Note the shark mouth painted on the starboard wall of the tank deck.
    US Navy photo # 100203-N-8936G-077 PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Feb. 3, 2010) by MC2 Patrick Gordon.
    Tracy White
    LCU-1645 189k LCU-1645 delivering humanitarian supplies ashore in Colombia, 15 December 2010.
    US Navy photo.
    Tommy Trampp

    There is no history record for LCU-1645 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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