Please Report Any Broken Links Or Trouble You Might Come Across To The Webmaster.
Please Take A Moment To Let Us Know So That We Can Correct Any Problems And Make Your Visit As Enjoyable And As Informative As Possible.
NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
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
|Click On Image
For Full Size Image
||LCU-1468 beached with ram down and mast lowered, circa 1968, location unknown.
US Navy photo, by PH1 A. A. Clemons USN
||LCU-1468 landing Marines, date and location unknown.
US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, September 1963 issue.
There is no DANFS 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 27 March 2015
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|