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Landing Craft Utility

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal (3)- Vietnam Service Medal (8) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

LCU-1577 also served as a US Army craft and was late transferred to Cambodia redesignated T-913
LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
  • Laid down in 1954, Kewaunee Shipbuilding, Kewaunee WI.
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the US Navy, date unknown
  • US Navy service unknown
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Transferred to US Army in 1967 and assigned to the 5th Transportation Co.
  • US Army LCU-1577 saw service in Vietnam with the 5th Transportation Co., participating in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II Tet/69 Counteroffensive
    Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase III Sanctuary Counteroffensive
    Tet Counteroffensive Consolidation I
    Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase IV Consolidation II

  • Retired by the US Army, in 1959
  • Transferred to Cambodia, circa 1969-70.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 180 t.(lt), 360 t.(fl)
    Length 119' (o.a.)
    Beam 34'
    Draft 6'
    Design 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
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine Diesels, 3 shafts, Shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft
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    US Army LCU-1577
    LCU-1581 57k US Army LCU-1577 outboard of US Army LCU-1581 moored at Dong Tam, Vietnam, circa 1967. Robert G. Scott
    LCU-1577 72k Ex-US Army LCU-1577 underway in the early 1970s while in Cambodian naval service as T-913, location unknown Robert Hurst

    There is no history record for LCU-1577 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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    Last Updated 9 January 2015