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|365k||LCU-1653 underway near her builders yard, Defoe Shipbuilding Co., 5 May 1971. She typified the final series of LCUs, with the drive-through topsides introduced in LCU-1620.
US Navy photo text from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman.
|168k||LCU-1653 on the beach in Porto Scudo, Sardinia.in April 1992, while embarked with USS Shreveport (LPD-12) and participating in NATO exercise "Operation Dragon Hammer 92".||Phillip Toth BMC(SW) Ret. Craftmaster LCU-1653 May 1991 to August 1994|
|57k||LCU-1653 beaching, date and location unknown. US Navy photo|
|43k||LCU-1653 beached while off-loading at truck, date and location unknown. US Navy photo.|
|45k||LCU-1653 beached while off-loading troops and vehicles, date and location unknown. US Navy photo.|
|46k||LCU-1653 underway, date and location unknown. US Navy photo.|
|1433k||US Marines load heavy trucks aboard for transfer to the amphibious assault ship USS Saipan (LHA-2), 11 January 2003. Saipan and her embarked 2nd Marine Expeditionary Brigade recently received deployment orders in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.LCU-1653
US Navy photo # 030111-N-6920A-003 Camp Lejeune, N.C. January 11, 2003 by PHAN Latrice Ames.
|Robert M. Cieri|
|96k||LCU-1653 moored at a ramp while off-loading troops, date and location unknown. US Navy photo.|
|77k||LCU-1653 underway with trucks and other equipment, date and location unknown. US Navy photo.|
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