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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.)
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,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
||US Army LCU-1560 and US Army LCT-1590 moored pierside, Fort Eustis, VA., circa 1972.
There is no record of LCU-1560 Located at the World War II Landing Craft Tanks Web Site.
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Last Updated 9 September 2005
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