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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

LCU-1610 Landing Craft Utility
  • Laid down, date unknown, at Gunderson Bros. Portland, OR.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered1 June 1959
  • Placed in service, date unknown, with with Assault Boat Unit 1, San Diego, CA.
  • Converted to a salvage craft with booms and winches, date unknown for use by Navy Seabees
  • Transferred to Naval Ocean Systems Center (NOSC) San Diego and reclassified Unclassified Miscellaneous IX 508, date unknown
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 19 June 2003
  • Final Disposition, sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS) reuse/conversion, 2 February 2004
    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
    Fuel Capacity 3220 gals
    Range 1,200 nm at eight knots

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    LCU-1619 148k LCU-1618 at left with LCU-1619 moored at a ramp at San Diego, late summer or early fall 1964 Photo by Allen R. Hartley, RM2, USNR LCU-1619

    There is no history record for LCU-1618 / IX-508 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Assault Craft Unit ONE (ACU 1)
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