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US Army LCU-1552
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, January 1955, at Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, L.A.
Launched in 1955
Placed in service in 1955
Transferred to the 97th Transportation Company in Vietnam, date unknown
Retired, date unknown
Served in the Marshall Islands, circa April 1979
Final Disposition, unknown
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
three Grey Marine Diesels
three shafts, 675bhp per shaft
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||LCU-1552 at Eniwetok Atoll, for the Radiation cleanup in the Marshal Islands in April 1979. LCU-1552 was designated as Mesh 3 during this operation.
||Photos by Allan W. Connelly BMC USN (Ret), BM1 while Craftmaster LCU-1552
There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1552 available at NavSource
Last Updated 14 June 2013
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