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USAV Casablanca (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
  • Acquired, date unknown, by the State of North Carolina Ferry, System, renamed MV Long Bay
  • Acquired, circa 1986, by unknown owner for service on the Mississippi River, redesignated RV Long Bay
  • Acquired, September 2019, by Eastbound Shipping Inc., Stuart, FL,. renamed MV Bound And Down for service between West Palm Beach, FL. and the Bahamas
  • Current Disposition, active
    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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    Casablanca - The Naval Battle of Casablanca was a series of naval engagements fought between American ships covering the invasion of North Africa and Vichy French ships defending the neutrality of French Morocco in accordance with the Second Armistice at Compiègne during World War II.[1] The last stages of the battle consisted of operations by German U-boats which had reached the area the same day the French troops surrendered. (Wikipedia)
    Tommy Trampp
    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
    Merchant Service
    308k Ex-Casablanca (LCT-1466) in merchant service as the Eastbound Shipping Inc., of Stuart, FL.'s MV Bound And Down beached at the Hope Town, Bahamas, discharge, date unknown. Captain Mike Le Pree Eastbound Shipping Inc.

    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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