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Landing Craft Utility

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Navy Battle Efficiency Ribbon - National Defense Service Medal

LCU-1646 Landing Craft Utility:
  • Built between 1970 and 1971 at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, Michigan
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • Assigned to Assault Craft Unit One (ACU-1), NAB Coronado, CA.
  • Current Disposition, active in service
    Displacement 200 t.(lt), 375 t.(fl)
    Length 134' 9"
    Beam 29'
    Draft 6' 1"
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 14
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    two M60 machine guns
    one M203 grenade launcher
    twelve M16 rifles
    two 9mm pistols
    Load 170 tons
    Military Lift
    three M1A1 tanks, 10 LAVs or 400+ troops, 125 tons of cargo.
    Radar Navigation: LN 66 or SPS-53; I band.
    two Detroit 12V-71 Diesel engines
    twin shafts, 680shp sustained, Kort nozzles
    Fuel Capacity 3220 gals.
    Range 1,200nm at eight knots

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    LCU-1650 1042k Sailors arrive in East Timor via Landing Craft Utility LCU-1651, assigned to Assault Craft Unit One (ACU-1), from the amphibious transport dock USS Juneau (LPD-10), 22 February 2002. The Sailors will be conducting several humanitarian and civic assistance projects in and around Dili. Juneauís medical staff will provide basic medical and dental assistance, while the crew takes part in various projects including general repair and improvements at a local school, the Dili District Office, and a local community center
    US Navy photo # 020222-N-2761W-002 Dili, East Timor (Feb. 22, 2002) by Ensign Josh Wallick.
    Robert M. Cieri
    LCU-1650 526k LCU-1651 transits 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU) to amphibious landing dock USS Juneau (LPD-10) during the recovery of the (LCU) operations during Talisman Saber 2007.
    US Navy photo # 070620-N-848G-113 USS Juneau, At Sea (June 20, 2007) by MC2 Michael Gomez.
    LCU-1650 287k LCU-1651 prepares to conduct a stern gate marriage with HMAS Tobruk (LST-50) to unload equipment and supplies for Talisman Saber 2007.
    US Navy photo # 070622-N-1424-003 CORAL SEA, Australia (June 22, 2007) by MC2 Adam R. Cole.
    LCU-1651 83k LCU-1651 beached, date and location unknown
    US Navy photo.
    LCU-1651 79k LCU-1651 moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    LCU-1651 95k LCU-1651 moored pierside, date and location unknown.  
    LCU-1651 237k LCU-1651 arrives just offshore to unload supplies and equipment in support of exercise Balikatan 2004. Close to 300 Marines and Sailors arrived at Fort Ternante, Philippines, 23 February 2004, in order to participate in exercise Balikatan 2004 at Subic Bay, Philippines. Balikatan 2004 is a regularly scheduled exercise that will improve interoperability, increase readiness and continue professional relationships between the US Armed Forces and the Armed Forces of the Philippines
    US Marine Corps photo # 040223-M-4806Y-043 by CPL. Daniel Yarnall
    Robert Hurst
    LCU-1651 95k LCU-1651 disembarks from the well deck of the amphibious transport dock ship USS Denver (LPD-9), date unknown. Denver is on patrol with the Bonhomme Richard Amphibious Ready Group and, with the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU-31), is conducting routine joint-force operations in the U.S. 7th Fleet area of responsibility. Tommy Trampp
    LCU-1651 130k Marines with the 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit step off LCU-1651 at Koh Phangan, Thailand in 2013.
    US Marine Corps Photo # 130213-M-FF989-001 KOH PHANGAN, THAILAND (13 February 2013).
    Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history for LCU-1651 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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