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US Army LCU-1534
Saipan


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Presidential Unit Citation
Bottom Row - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal


LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
  • Laid down, September 1954, at Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, L.A.
  • Launched in 1954
  • Placed in service in 1954
  • Served in Vietnam, date unknown
  • Retired in August 1990
  • Final Disposition, sunk as part of an artificial reef off Kahala, Oahu, Hawaii in 1998
    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
    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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    LCT-1534 374k US Army LCU-1534 moored pierside, date and location unknown. Lisa Casto for her father Larry E. Casto Sr. LCU-1534
    LCT-1534 456k Ex-US Army LCU-1534 sunk as part of an artificial reef off Kahala, Oahu, Hawaii, date of photos unknown. Blade Shepherd-Jones
    LCT-1534 257k
    LCT-1534 278k

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