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Landing Craft Utility
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Delta - Juliet - Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank (Modified Version of LCT Mark 5)
Laid down between 1953 and 1955 at Island Dockyard Kingston, N.Y.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered, date unknown
Placed out of service at NAB Little Creek Va., date unknown
Transferred to the US Army Reserve 824TH Transportation Company, Morehead City, N.C., date unknown
Transferred to the State of North Carolina for oyster shell replenishment in eastern North Carolina, date unknown
Final Disposition, sunk off the North Carolina coast as an artificial reef. Location: 8.1 nm from Oregon Inlet sea buoy, 35° 54.017' N/ 075° 23.883' E, in 55 feet of water
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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||A Marine Corps M48A1 tank displays it's deep wading capability as it makes it's way onto a beach from LCT-1468 during landing
exercises in 1960. Like later M60 series tanks, the M48 was upgraded by two later models, the M48A2 and M48A3.
Life Magazine Archives, Ralph Morse Photographer, shared by Peter DeForest.
||LCU-1468 landing Marines, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, September 1963 issue.
||LCU-1468 beached with ramp down and mast lowered, circa 1968, location unknown.
US Navy photo, by PH1 A. A. Clemons USN
There is no history record for LCU-1468 available at NavSource
Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
World War II LCT Flotillas
Last Updated 1 February 2019
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