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Landing Craft Utility

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November - Delta - Juliet - Xray
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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.)
    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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    LCU-1468 145k 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.
    Mike Green
    LCU-1468 123k
    LCU-1468 91k LCU-1468 landing Marines, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, September 1963 issue.
    Joe Radigan
    LCU-1468 58k LCU-1468 beached with ramp down and mast lowered, circa 1968, location unknown.
    US Navy photo, by PH1 A. A. Clemons USN
    Robert Hurst

    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

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    Last Updated 1 February 2019