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US Army LCU-1581
US Navy LCU-1581 (1954 - 1967)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (13) - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
  • Laid down in 1954
  • Launched, date unknown
  • Delivered to the US Navy, date unknown
  • US Navy service unknown
  • Placed out of service and transferred to US Army in 1967
  • Assigned to the 329th Heavy Boat Company
  • During the Vietnam War US Army LCU-1581 saw service with the 329th Heavy Boat Company , participating in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase I Tet/69 Counteroffensive
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
    Tet Counteroffensive Sanctuary Counteroffensive
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV Vietnam Counteroffensive - Phase VII
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V Consolidation I
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase Vi  

  • Final Disposition, retired, 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
    Armament two twin 20mm AA gun mounts, one port, one starboard,2 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
    three Grey Marine Diesels
    three shafts, Shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft

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    US Army LCU-1581
    LCU-1581 83k US Army LCU-1581 beached in South Vietnam, date unknown. Robert G. Scott
    LCU-1581 73k US Army LCU-1581 in Vietnam, date and place unknown. Robert G. Scott
    LCU-1581 57k US Army LCU-1581 outboard of US Army LCU-1577 moored at Dong Tam, South Vietnam, circa 1967. Robert G. Scott
    LCU-1581 89k US Army LCU-1581 alongside USS Pulaski County (LST-1088) loading ammunition off Dong Tam, South Vietnam in 1967. Richard Ballard EN3 USS Pulaski County

    There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1581 available at NavSource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Mobile Riverine Force Association
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    Last Updated 21 January 2011