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Landing Craft Utility (LCU)

Specifications
LCU-1600 LCU-2000
Length overall135 feet 174 feet
Beam30 feet 42 feet
Draft 6 feet (light);
7 feet (loaded)
8 feet (light)
9 feet (loaded)
Beaching draft 4 feet at the bow
Displacement 205 LTONs (light)
390 LTONs (loaded).
575 long tons (light)
1087 long tons (loaded)
Deck area1,785 square feet 2,500 square feet (5 M1 Main Battle Tanks or 12 [24 double stacked] 20' ISO containers)
Bow ramp 16 feet wide x 22 feet long
Payload184 tons
170 tons of cargo,
3 tanks or 400 troops
350 tons (equivalent payload of 8 C-17 loads or 15 C-141 loads)
PropulsionDiesel
Range1,200 nautical miles at 12 knots (light);
1,100 nautical miles at 11 knots (loaded)
10,000 nautical miles at 12 knots (light)
6,500 nautical miles at 10 knots(loaded)
Crew size11 13
Avg. age 6 yrs
Estimated Useful Life - 25 yrs
Inventory Army = 34 on-hand,
47 required (funded in POM)
(11 Prepo, 19 AC, 17 RC.)
  • Carries up to thirty 20-foot containers or twelve 40-foot containers.
  • Sustains crew of 2 warrant officers and 11 en-listed personnel for up to 18 days.
  • Equipped with latest navigation, communications, and electronic equipment including an automatic pilot and steering system.


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