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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
    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,
    two .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine Diesel engines
    three shafts, Shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft

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    LCT-1558 139k 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
    Robert Hurst

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