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US Army LCU-1566
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 in October 1992
Transferred to Bangladesh, renamed Shah Makhdoom (L902), October 1992
Final Disposition, 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
two .50 cal. machine guns
Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
three Grey Marine Diesels
three propeller shafts, Shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft
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||US Army LCU-1566 beached in June 1970 at Vinh Long beach near Vinh Long air base, South Vietnam.
||Photo by Richard Haffey
||US Army LCU-1566 moored pierside, at Pearl Harbor, HI., July 1985.
There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1566 available at NavSource
Last Updated 17 May 2013
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