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Landing Craft Utility
LCU-1665


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Navy Battle "E" Ribbon (2) - National Defense Service Ribbon

LCU-1646 Landing Craft Utility
  • Built in 1971, at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • Assigned to Assault Craft Unit One (ACU-1), NAB Coronado, CA.
  • Status, active
    Specifications:
    Displacement 200 t.(lt), 375 t.(fl)
    Length 134' 9"
    Beam 29'
    Draft 6' 1"
    Speed 11 kts.
    Complement 14
    Armament
    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.
    Propulsion
    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-1665 27k LCU-1665 moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Combat Index web site
    LCU-1665 42k LCU-1665 entering the well deck of a large amphibious ship with troops and vehicles aboard, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Combat Index web site
    LCU-1665 51k LCU-1665 entering the well deck of a large amphibious ship with troops and vehicles aboard, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Combat Index web site
    LCU-1665 206k Photo taken from aboard USS Cleveland (LPD-7) showing from (Left to Right) the Landing Craft Heavy HMAS Balikpapan (L126) , Landing Craft Heavy HMAS Betano (L133), and LCU-1665 transiting out of the Segond Channel during Pacific Partnership, 2 May 2011. Pacific Partnership is a five-month humanitarian assistance initiative that will make port visits to Tonga, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, Timor-Leste and the Federated States of Micronesia.
    US Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Tony Tolley.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for LCU-1665 at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Navy Fact File - Landing Craft, Mechanized and Utility - LCM/LCU
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    Last Updated 21 June 2013