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US Army LCU-1560 Rhineland

LCU-1560 also served as a US Army craft
LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
  • Laid down in 1954
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Delivered to the US Navy (date unknown)
  • US Navy service unknown
  • Placed out of service (date unknown)
  • Transferred to US Army (date unknown)
  • LCU-1560 was assigned to the 329th Heavy Boat Company in 1972
  • Named Rhineland (date unknown)
  • Final Disposition, retired 1990, 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,2 .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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    US Army LCU-1560 Rhineland
    LCU-1590 83k US Army LCU-1560 and US Army LCT-1590 moored pierside, Fort Eustis, VA., circa 1972. Michael Schueler

    There is no record of LCU-1560 Located at the World War II Landing Craft Tanks Web Site.
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    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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