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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.)
    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
    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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    LCU-1566 77k US Army LCU-1566 beached in June 1970 at Vinh Long beach near Vinh Long air base, South Vietnam. Photo by Richard Haffey
    LCU-1566 105k
    LCU-1566 140k
    LCU-1566 231k US Army LCU-1566 moored pierside, at Pearl Harbor, HI., July 1985. ©Richard Leonhardt

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