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Landing Craft Utility LCU-1479

LCU-1479 was loaned to France and re-designated L9076 transferred to South Vietnam and re-designated HQ-533
LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank (Modified Version of LCT Mark 5):
  • Laid down in 1953 at Marietta Mfg. Point Pleasant, W.V.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • LCU-1479 was loaned to the Republic of France, date unknown, to fight the Indochina War, designed L9076
  • Transferred to South Vietnam in 1955, redesignated HQ-533
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 180 t.(lt), 360 t.(fl)
    Length 119' (ovl.)
    Beam 34'
    Draft 6'
    Design Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    Armament 1 single 20mm AA gun mount, 2 .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-1479 49k ex-LCU-1477 in the Republic of South Vietnam service as HQ-533, beached in South Vietnam, possibly on the Saigon River, circa 1968-69. Pete Harlem
    LCU-1479 149k HQ-533 under way in South Vietnamese waters. Photo released by ComNavVN, November 1966, possibly taken earlier than year.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, Photo # NH 93789
    Mike Green

    There is no history record for LCU-1479 available at Navsource
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