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US Army LCU-1565

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
  • Retired, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, currently listed on Lloyd's Registry of Ships in the private sector as Cita II
    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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