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Landing Craft Utility
LCU-1473


International Radio Call Sign:
November - November - Sierra - Sierra
NNSS
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National Defense Service Medal

LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank (Modified Version of LCT Mark 5)
  • Built, circa 1951-52, at Island Dockyard, Kingston, N.Y.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • Placed in service, date unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, possibly in commercial service in the Caribbean
    Specifications
    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
    Armament
    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 1473
    LCU-1473 86k LCU-1473 high and dry, circa 1959-60, possibly at San Juan, P.R. Photo by Pat Dineen, LCU-1473 electrician, contributed by Bob Carrier EN-3 LCU-1473(1963-July 1963) LCU-1473
    LCU-1473 87k LCU-1473 crew member working on deck, circa 1959-60, possibly at San Juan, P.R. Photo by Pat Dineen, LCU-1473 electrician, contributed by Bob Carrier EN-3 LCU-1473(1963-July 1963) LCU-1473
    LCU-1473 85k An Assault Craft Unit Two (ACU-2) LSM comes alongside a Naval Transport carrying Marines during Amphibious Exercises in the Caribbean Sea, probably at Viques Island near the island of Puerto Rico, circa 1959-60. Photo was taken from LCU-1473. Photo by Pat Dineen, LCU-1473 electrician, contributed by Bob Carrier EN-3 LCU-1473(1963-July 1963) LCU-1473
    LCU-1473 77k Two Assault Craft Unit Two (ACU-2) LSMs beached during Amphibious Exercises in the Caribbean Sea, probably at Viques Island near the island of Puerto Rico, circa 1959-60. Photo was taken from LCU-1473. Photo by Pat Dineen, LCU-1473 electrician, contributed by Bob Carrier EN-3 LCU-1473(1963-July 1963) LCU-1473
    LCU-1473 85k Marines climb down a cargo net into LCU-1473 from a Naval Transport during Amphibious Exercises in the Caribbean Sea, probably at Viques Island near the island of Puerto Rico, circa 1959-60. Photo was taken from LCU-1473. Photo by Pat Dineen, LCU-1473 electrician, contributed by Bob Carrier EN-3 LCU-1473(1963-July 1963) LCU-1473
    LCU-1473 82k Marines rations dumped into the cargo well of LCU-1473 from a Naval Transport during Amphibious Exercises in the Caribbean Sea, probably at Viques Island near the island of Puerto Rico, circa 1959-60. Photo was taken from LCU-1473. Photo by Pat Dineen, LCU-1473 electrician, contributed by Bob Carrier EN-3 LCU-1473(1963-July 1963) LCU-1473
    LCU-1473 79k Using a cargo net to lift Marines from LCU-1473 onto a Naval Transport during Amphibious Exercises in the Caribbean Sea, probably at Viques Island near the island of Puerto Rico, circa 1959-60. Photo was taken from LCU-1473. Photo by Pat Dineen, LCU-1473 electrician, contributed by Bob Carrier EN-3 LCU-1473(1963-July 1963) LCU-1473
    LCU-1473 80k Loading a Marine Corps trailer back aboard a Naval Transport from LCU-1473 during Amphibious Exercises in the Caribbean Sea, probably at Viques Island near the island of Puerto Rico, circa 1959-60. Photo was taken from LCU-1473. Photo by Pat Dineen, LCU-1473 electrician, contributed by Bob Carrier EN-3 LCU-1473(1963-July 1963) LCU-1473
    LCU-1473 73k A Marine Corps tank being loaded aboard LCU-1473 during Amphibious Exercises in the Caribbean Sea, probably at Viques Island near the island of Puerto Rico, circa 1959-60. Photo was taken from LCU-1473. Photo by Pat Dineen, LCU-1473 electrician, contributed by Bob Carrier EN-3 LCU-1473(1963-July 1963) LCU-1473
    Commercial Service
    LCU-1473 1255k This is possibly ex-LCU-1473 working in the harbor of Castries, St.Lucia, 20 January 2010. Trevor Thornton
    LCU-1473 531k This is possibly ex-LCU-1473 working in the harbor of Castries, St. Lucia, 17 March 2010. Barry Gerrard
    LCU-1473 599k
    LCU-1473 484k
    LCU-1473 497k

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