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US Army LCU-1590

LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
  • Laid down in 1954
  • Launched in 1954
  • Placed in service in 1954
  • Spotsylvania (LCU-1590) was assigned to the US Army 329th Heavy Boat Company in February 1972
  • Retired in 1990
  • 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,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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    Spotsylvania (LCU-1590)
    LCU-1590 88k Spotsylvania (LCU-1590 beached at Fort Storey, VA., December 1971. Michael Schueler
    LCU-1590 85k Spotsylvania (LCU-1590) and Rhineland (LCT-1560) moored pierside, Fort Eustis, VA., circa 1972. Michael Schueler

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