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US Army LCU-1466
International Radio Call Sign:
LCU-1466 (1952 - circa 1970s)
November - November - Alpha - Quebec
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
LCU-1466 was transferred to the US Army
LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank (Modified Version of LCT Mark 5)
Built in 1952 at Island Dockyard Kingston, N.Y.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered and placed in service, date unknown
Turned over to the US Army, circa late-1970s in Vietnam, assigned to the 329th Transportation Company (Heavy Boat)
Named Casablanca (LCU-1466), date unknown
Following the war in Vietnam Casablanca (LCU-1466) was assigned to 481st Transportation Company (Heavy Boat), at the US Army Reserve Training Facility, Rio Vista, CA.
Retired from US Army service in July 1986
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 180 t.(lt), 360 t.(fl)
Length 119' (o.a.)
Design Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
two twin 20mm AA gun mounts, one port, one starboard
two .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 shafts, Shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft
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||The first post war prototype LCT LCU-1466 underway near her builders yard at Island Dock Company of Kingston, New York, 16 December 1953. Note the reversion to LCT(5) configuration, with a closed stern.
US Navy photo text from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman.
There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1466 available at NavSource
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Last Updated 12 August 2011
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