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US Army LCU-1466

LCU-1466 (1952 - circa 1970s)

International Radio Call Sign:
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.)
    Beam 34'
    Draft 6'
    Design Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    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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    LCT-1466 412k 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.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no history for LCU-1466 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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