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Landing Craft Utility
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LCU-1502 was transferred to France, designated RFS L9088 turned over to Republic of South Vietnam, redesignated RVNS HQ-538
LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank (Modified Version of LCT Mark 5)
Laid down in 1953 at San Francisco Naval Shipyard, San Francisco, CA.
Launched, date unknown
Delivered, circa 1953-54
Transferred to France in 1954, redesignated RFS L-9088
Transferred to South Vietnam in 1956, redesignated RVNS HQ-538
Final Disposition, 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 Diesels
shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft
There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1502 available at NavSource
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||Ex-LCU-1502 in South Vietnam naval service as RVNS HQ-538 underway on the Mekong River near the Cambodian border with South Vietnam in May 1970. LCU-583 is seen here full of refugees from Cambodia. Photo was taken from USS Satyr (ARL-23)
||Photo by Artie Kitchen EN3 USS Satyr
||South Vietnam Navy LCT- HQ-538 (Ex-US LCU-1594, French L9088 under way in South Vietnamese waters
Official South Vietnamese Navy photo.
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