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LCU-1578
Landing Craft Utility

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

National Defense Service Medal

LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
  • Laid down in 1954
  • Launched (date unknown)
  • Delivered to the US Navy (date unknown)
  • US Navy service at Naval Station Subic Bay, Philippine Islands other sites unknown
  • Placed out of service (date unknown) at Subic Bay
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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    LCU-1578 73k LCU-1578 beached, possibly at Subic Bay, circa 1992 Edison Sy
    LCU-1578 48k LCU-1578 beached, possibly at Subic Bay, circa 1992 Edison Sy

    There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1578 available at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
    Fleet Reserve Association

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    Last Updated 26 October 2007