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US Army LCU-63

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Presidential Unit Citation
Bottom Row - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
  • Laid down, April 1955, at Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, L.A.
  • Launched in 1955
  • Placed in service in 1955
  • Served in Vietnam with the 329th Transportation (Heavy Boat) Company
  • Final Disposition, lost with all hands in Vietnam during Typhoon Patsy in November 1970
    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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    LCT-1563 113k US Army LCU-63 beached at Camp Tien Sha, DaNang for maintenance in 1969. Tom Lanagan YFU-79
    LCT-1563 129k US Army LCU-63 heading to DMZ past North Island, DaNang 1969. Tom Lanagan YFU-79
    LCT-1563 176k US Army LCU-63 capsized near Tan-My in November 1970. USS Cohoes is standing offshore. Tom Lanagan YFU-79

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