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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.)
Speed 10 kts.
Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
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 beached at Fort Storey, VA., December 1971.
||Spotsylvania (LCU-1590) and Rhineland (LCT-1560) moored pierside, Fort Eustis, VA., circa 1972.
Last Updated 5 September 2005
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