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US Army LCU-1553

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, LA.
  • Launched in 1955
  • Placed in service by the US Navy in 1955
  • Placed out of service and transferred to the US Army, date unknown
  • Served in Vietnam, date unknown
  • Retired by the US Army, date unknown
  • 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
    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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    LCU-1663 348k LCU-1553 is off shore approaching the beach where LCU-1662 and LCU-1663 are beached during amphibious exercises, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo from "All Hands" magazine, August 1982
    Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

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