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Landing Craft Utility
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
LCU-1503 was transferred to France, designated RFS L9075
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-9088
Placed out of service (date unknown)
Final Disposition - Lost overboard enroute to France
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
Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 shafts, Shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft
There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1503 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
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