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Shenandoah (LCU-1516) (1954 - 1990)

LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
  • Laid down in May 1954, at Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched in 1954
  • Placed in service with US Army in 1954 as the Self-Propelled Lighter Shenandoah
  • Retired from US Army service in May 1990 and acquired by the US Navy
  • Placed in service as ferryboat YFB-95 at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 1992
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 24 April 1996
  • Sold, 1 May 1997
  • Reacquired and reinstated in the Naval Register, as YFB-95, 18 March 1998
  • Placed out of service and struck from the Naval Register, 11 July 2000
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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
    Armament two twin 20mm AA gun mounts, one port, one starboard,2 .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
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    Shenandoah - Shenandoah Valley Campaign (1862) On October 7, 1861, Stonewall Jackson was promoted to major general of the Provisional Army of the confederate States. On 4 November, he was given command of the Shenandoah Valley District. Between December 1861 and June 1862, he waged his famous Valley Campaign. His troops (rarely more than 15,000) were equally successful in maneuver and in battle. They tied down some 60,000 Federal troops, which were sorely needed for the campaign against Richmond, the capital of the Confederacy. Recalled, with his command, to the main Army of Northern Virginia, then operating against the Army of the Potomac just east of Richmond, Jackson was slowed by his own physical exhaustion from the previous campaign and his unfamiliarity with the area. As a result, he failed to attack Federal positions at White Oak Swamp as expected on 30 June. This failure contributed to the disruption of Gen. Robert E. Lee’s plan to envelop the Federal Army’s position. Nonetheless, in the ensuing Seven Days’ Battle, the Union army was driven into its fortified base at Harrison’s Landing, and Lee turned north to deal with Union general John Pope’s Army of Virginia.
    Photo - Painting "Sheridan's Ride", by Thure de Thulstrup’s, 1886, U.S. Library of Congress
    Map - The Shenandoah Valley Campaign of 1864. ©Hal Jespersen
    Tommy Trampp

    There is no history record for Shenandoah (LCU-1516) / YFB-95 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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