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LCU1 utility landing craft (1944 / 1959)


Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
- (ex-L7981, ex-LCU779, ex-LSU779, ex-LCT779) LCU1   Mount Vernon Bridge, USA     2/1944 // 1959 stricken 9/1968


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

160 at landing

Displacement full, t

309 - 320

Length, m

32.0 wl 36.3 oa

Breadth, m

9.96

Draught, m

at landing: 1.09 fore, 1.22 aft

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 Grey Marine diesels

Power, h. p.

675

Max speed, kts

8

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts)

700 (7)

Armament

1 x 1 - 12.7/90

Military load

4 medium or 3 heavy tanks or 150 t of cargo

Complement13


Standard scale images


LCU1<i> </i>1960
LCU1 1960


Ship project history


Former USN LCT(6) type landing craft. She had no fighting value and served as HQ ship of 10 LCAs of the beach-master company.

Modernizations


None.

Naval service


No significant events.