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NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive
Patches contributed by Jerry Patterson ENCS USN Ret.
Landing Craft Utility
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Golf - Golf - Xray
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank (Modified Version of LCT Mark 5)
Built in 1953 at Marietta Mfg. Point Pleasant, W.V.
Launched in 1953
Delivered and placed in service in 1953
Placed out of service and laid up in reserve in Japan, circa 1956
Reactivated and assigned to various Assault Craft Divisions 11,12,13 (Assault Craft Unit 1), date unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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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||Nine LCUs in reserve in Japan, 1956. Four in front row unidentified. Back row from left to right:
||LCU-1483 under way, circa 1965, location unknown.
US Navy photo.
There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1483 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 13 March 2015
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