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US Army LCU-63
LCU-1563


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
    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
    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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