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Landing Craft Utility

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Romeo - Charlie - Whiskey
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
  • Laid down circa 1952-55 at Island Dock Yard, Kingston, N.Y.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • Placed in service, date and location unknown
  • Placed out of service, date and location unknown
  • Acquired by North Carolina Division of Fisheries in 1978, named RV Rose Bay II, used for oyster rehabilitation and artificial reef development
  • Sold by the North Carolina State Surplus Property Agency in 1997
  • 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 7kts
    Complement 14
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two twin 20mm AA gun mounts, one port, one starboard,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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    Fort Snelling 79k LCU-1487 entering Fort Snelling (LSD-30)'s well-deck, date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine July 1957.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

    There is no history available for LCU-1487 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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