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Landing Craft Utility

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (12)
Third Row - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation - Vietnam Campaign Medal

LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
  • Laid down in 1954, unknown builder
  • Launched in 1954
  • Placed in service in 1954
  • During the Vietnam War LCU-1582 precipitated in the following campaigns:
    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
    1 July 1966 to 31 May 1967
    Tet/69 Counteroffensive
    23 February to 8 June 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
    1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968
    Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
    9 June to 31 October 1969
    Tet Counteroffensive
    30 January to 1 April 1968
    Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
    1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
    2 April to 30 June 1968
    Sanctuary Counteroffensive
    1 May to 30 June 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
    1 July to 1 November 1968
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
    1 July 1970 to 30 June 1971
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
    2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969
    Consolidation I
    1 July to 30 September 1971

  • Transferred to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam, renamed HQ-546 , date unknown
  • Retired, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • LCU-1582 earned at twelve campaign stars for Vietnam War service
    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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    LCT-1582 56k LCU-1582 underway in South Vietnamese waters, 1968. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.
    LCT-1582 270k LCU-1582 beached in South Vietnam, date and location unknown. John Swisher LCT-1582
    LCT-1582 188k LCU-1582 beached on the ramp at China Beach, Da Nang, South Vietnam, 1968. John Swisher LCT-1582
    LCT-1582 115k Two LCU-1582 crew members 1968. John Swisher LCT-1582
    LCT-1582 232k LCU-1582 crew members at Hue on the Perfume River, 1968. John Swisher LCT-1582
    LCT-1582 141k Pilot house of LCU-1582 with John Swisher as helmsmen, 1968. John Swisher LCT-1582

    There is no DANFS history record for LCU-1582 available at NavSource
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Brownwater Navy in Vietnam Web Book
    Mobile Riverine Force Association
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    Last Updated 24 January 2014