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Landing Craft Utility 2000 Class

The LCU 2000 moves containers, general or vehicular cargo. This includes missions in LOTS (logistics-over-the-shore) operations in remote areas with austere shore facilities or unimproved beaches. The LCU 2000 is also suitable for the intratheater movement of cargo and unit equipment along coastlines or inland waterways. It is used for unit deployment and relocation. It has a bow ramp and a bow thruster to assist in beaching and beach extraction. Because of its shallow draft, the LCU 2000 can carry cargo from deep draft ships to shore ports or areas too shallow for larger ships.
Landing Craft Utility 2000 Class Copyright © Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Hendrick Dickson, U.S. Navy

Status

In active service

Contractor

Builder: Halter Marine Inc. - Pascagoula, Mississippi, USA

Crew

2 Warrant Officers
11 Enlisted Personnel

Capacity

4 x M1 Abrams Main Battle Tank
- OR -
350 tons of cargo 385,81 short tons of cargo

Characteristics

Dimensions
Length: 53.4 meters 174 feet
Beam: 12.8 meters 42 feet
Draft (Light): 2.44 meters 8 feet
Draft (Full Load): 2.7 meters 8.85 feet
Weight
Displacement (Light): 584.23 metric tons 575 long tons
Displacement (Full Load): 1 104.44 metric tons 1 087 long tons
Features
Propulsion: two Cummins KTA50-M diesels, two shafts
Performance: 2 500 horsepower
Speed (Light): 12 knots (22.22 kilometers per hour) (13.81 miles per hour)
Speed (Full Load): 10 knots (18.52 kilometers per hour) (11.51 miles per hour)
Range (Light): 10 000 nautical miles (~18 500 kilometers) (~11 500 miles)
Range (Full Load): 6 500 nautical miles (~12 000 kilometers) (~7 480 miles)

Boat list

Hull number Boat name Commissioned Decommissioned Status
LCU2001 USAV Runnymede  1990-02-21 - In active service
LCU2002 USAV Kennesaw Mountain 1990-05-09 - In active service
LCU2003 USAV Macon 1990-03-23 - In active service
LCU2004 USAV Aldie 1990-02-23 - In active service
LCU2005 USAV Brandy Station  1990-05-18 - In active service
LCU2006 USAV Bristoe Station  1990-06-27 - In active service
LCU2007 USAV Broad Run  1990-06-27 - In active service
LCU2008 USAV Buena Vista  1990-07-18 - In active service
LCU2009 USAV Calaboza  1990-07-22 - In active service
LCU2010 USAV Cedar Run  1990-08-21 - In active service
LCU2011 USAV Chickahominy  1990-09-18 - In active service
LCU2012 USAV Chickasaw Bayou  1990-11-06 - In active service
LCU2013 USAV Churubusco  1991-02-26 - In active service
LCU2014 USAV Coamo  1991-01-04 - In active service
LCU2015 USAV Contreras  1991-03-12 - In active service
LCU2016 USAV Corinth  1991-04-09 - In active service
LCU2017 USAV El Caney  1991-04-19 - In active service
LCU2018 USAV Five Forks  1991-05-21 - In active service
LCU2019 USAV Fort Donelson  1991-06-11 - In active service
LCU2020 USAV Fort McHenry  1991-08-02 - In active service
LCU2021 USAV Great Bridge  1991-08-09 - In active service
LCU2022 USAV Harpers Ferry  1991-10-18 - In active service
LCU2023 USAV Hobkirk  1991-10-28 - In active service
LCU2024 USAV Hormigueros  1991-12-03 - In active service
LCU2025 USAV Malvern Hill  1991-12-19 - In active service
LCU2026 USAV Matamoros  1992-02-06 - In active service
LCU2027 USAV Mechanicsville  1992-03-02 - In active service
LCU2028 USAV Missionary Ridge  1992-03-20 - In active service
LCU2029 USAV Molino Del Ray  1992-05-11 - In active service
LCU2030 USAV Monterrey  1992-05-15 - In active service
LCU2031 USAV New Orleans  1992-06-01 - In active service
LCU2032 USAV Palo Alto  1992-06-09 - In active service
LCU2033 USAV Paulus Hook  1992-09-17 - In active service
LCU2034 USAV Perryville  1992-09-16 - In active service
LCU2035 USAV Port Hudson  1992-09-16 - In active service
LCU2036 USAV Sackets Harbor - - Cancelled
LCU2037 USAV Sayler's Creek - - Cancelled