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Hampton Roads (LSU-1504 / LCU-1504 (1954 - 1991)

LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
  • Laid down, March 1954, as LSU-1504 at Avondale Marine Ways Inc., Westwego, LA
  • Launched in 1954
  • Placed in service in 1954 as US Army Self-Propelled Lighter Hampton Roads
  • Retired from Army service, April 1991
  • Re-designated Landing Craft Utility (LCU), 15 April 1956
  • Acquired by US Navy in 1990
  • Place in service at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in 1992
  • Redesignated YFB-94, 25 April 1997
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 3 March 1998
  • Reinstated on the Naval Register, 25 June 1999
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 11 July 2000
  • Sold by Defense Reutilization and Marketing Service (DRMS), 28 July 2004, to to United Dredging Corp., Delray Beach, FL.
  • Current Disposition, re-flagged Panama renamed MV MacAllan (IMO 9028146)
    Displacement 180 t.(lt), 360 t.(fl)
    Length 119' (ovl.)
    Beam 34'
    Draft 6'
    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
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
    As Built - three Grey Marine Diesels, 3 shafts, Shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft
    2004 Modification - three GM-671 engines and two 40Kw generators

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    Hampton Roads (LCU-1504)
    Hampton Roads - The Battle of Hampton Roads was a naval battle during the American Civil War. It was fought over two days, March 89, 1862, in Hampton Roads, Virginia. The battle was a part of the effort of the Confederacy to break the Union blockade, which had cut off Virginia's largest cities and major industrial centers, Norfolk and Richmond, from international trade. The major significance of the battle is that it was the first meeting in combat of ironclad warships, USS Monitor and CSS Virginia.
    "The Monitor and Merrimac: The First Fight Between Ironclads", a chromolithograph of the Battle of Hampton Roads, produced by Louis Prang & Co., Boston, ©1886.
    United States Library of Congress's Prints and Photographs division under the digital ID pga.04044
    Tommy Trampp
    Merchant Service
    LCT-1504 106k Ex-LCU-1504 in commercial service for United Dredging Corp., circa 2004. United Dredging Co.

    There is no history record for Hampton Roads LSU/LCU-1504 / YFB-94 available at NavSource
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Guantanamo Bay Gazette Vol.48, No.66, Wednesday 10 June 1992
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