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US Army LCU-1522
Lorraine


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal


LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
  • Laid down, July 1954, at Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, L.A.
  • Launched in 1954
  • Placed in service in 1954
  • Transferred to the 97th Transportation Company in Vietnam, date unknown
  • Transferred to Columbia in 1992
  • Current Disposition, active in Columbian Navy
    Specifications:
    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,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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    LCT-1 22k Ex-LCT-1522 in Columbian naval service as ARC Bahia Cupica (LCU-252) underway, date and location unknown. Bahia Cupica is homeported at the Col Naval Base Malaga at Buenaventura on the Colombian Pacific Coast. Bahia Cupica supports and transports Marine troops, and supplies from the Naval Base at Malaga to the Marine troops deployed along the Colombian Pacific Coast. She also provides medical and social work assistance to Afro-Colombian communities along the same coast Luis Bernardo Castro Villegas

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    Last Updated 15 January 2010