Landing Craft Utilities (LCU) of the Philippine Navy

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Landing Craft Utilities (LCU) are ships designed to transport troops and material to shore without the need for piers and similar facilities.¬†Smaller than ocean-going Landing Ship Tanks (LST), these vessels are currently used for inter-island transport of AFP maneuver units¬†as well as for disaster relief operations. In conventional amphibious operations, both LSTs and LCUs would […]