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Landing Craft Utility
LCU-1491


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (1-Lebanon, 1-Dominican Republic)


LCT-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
  • Laid down, date and location unknown
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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
    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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    Casa Grande 203k LCU-1491 being discharged from the well deck of USS Casa Grande (LSD-13), date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine September 1957 issue.
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.
    LCT-1491 457k LCU-1491 leads a LCM(8) in a practice landing at Vieques, Puerto Rico, 6 October 1964.
    US Navy photo text from "U.S. Amphibious Ships and Craft: An Illustrated Design History" by Norman Friedman.
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1491 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

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    Last Updated 12 August 2011