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Landing Craft Utility
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank (Modified Version of LCT Mark 5)
Laid down 1953 at Port Houston Iron Works Houston, TX.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered, date unknown
Placed in service, date unknown
Placed out of service, date unknown
Final Disposition, retired, 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
three Grey Marine Diesel engines
three propellers, shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft
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||LCU-1496 being used as a test load for Hunters Point Naval Shipyard's battle turret crane in January 1965. YC-913 is just visible under the crane.
US Navy photo from the files of the Vallejo Naval and Historical Museum.
There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1496 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 7 March 2014
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