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US Army LCU-1558
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, March 1955, at Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, L.A.
Launched in 1955
Placed in service in 1955
Served in Vietnam, date unknown
Retired, date unknown
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 Diesel engines
three shafts, Shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft
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||US Army LCT-1558 beached with ramp down on Hon Tre Island, Nha Trang, Republic of Vietnam, in 1970.
Image from Mascots of the 459th Signal Battalion, RVN 1970
There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1558 available at NavSource
Last Updated 20 May 2016
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