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US Army LCU-1543
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
National Defense Service Medal
US Army LCU-1543 Carolina was transferred to Colombia and renamed ARC Bahia Honda (LCU-248)
LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
Laid down, November 1954, at Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, L.A.
Launched in 1954
Placed in service in 1954
Retired by US Army in April 1990
Transferred to Columbia, renamed ARC Rio Honda (LCU-248)
Current Disposition, active Columbian Navy
Displacement 180 t.(lt), 360 t.(fl)
Length 119' (ovl.)
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
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||Ex-US Army LCU-1543 Carolina in Colombian naval service as ARC Bahia Honda (LCU-248) moored at Cartagena, Colombia, 21 April 2011.
||Photos by Barry Gerrard
||ARC Bahia Honda (LCU-248) moored at Naval Base Cartagena, Colombia, 8 June 2012.
||Photo by Luis Bernardo Castro Villegas
There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1543 available at NavSource
Last Updated 22 June 2012
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