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Landing Craft Utility

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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.)
    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-1483 209k Nine LCUs in reserve in Japan, 1956. Four in front row unidentified. Back row from left to right: LCU-1482, LCU-1476, LCU-1481, LCU-1483, and LCU-1494, Tommy Trampp
    LCU-1483 57k LCU-1483 under way, circa 1965, location unknown.
    US Navy photo.
    Robert Hurst

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