Please Report Any Broken Links Or Trouble You Might Come Across To The Webmaster.
Please Take A Moment To Let Us Know So That We Can Correct Any Problems And Make Your Visit As Enjoyable And As Informative As Possible.


NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive

Landing Craft Utility
LCU-1501


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal


LCU-1501 was transferred to France, designated RFS L9087 turned over to Republic of South Vietnam and renamed RVNS HQ-537

LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank (Modified Version of LCT Mark 5)
  • Laid down in 1953 at San Francisco NSY, San Francisco, CA.
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Delivered (date unknown)
  • Placed in service (date unknown)
  • Transferred to France in 1954, redesignated RFS L-9087
  • Placed out of service (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
    Armament
    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

    There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1501 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas
    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Amphibious Ship Type Index Back To The Landing Craft Tank (LCT) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated