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US Army LCU-1592
Fort Reno



Fort Reno (LCU-1592) was sold to Colombia, renamed ARC Bahia Portete (249)
LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
  • Laid down in 1954, unknown builder
  • Launched in 1954
  • Placed in service in 1954
  • Retired in April 1990
  • Acquired, 18 September 1991 by Colombia renamed ARC Bahia Portete (249)
  • Final Disposition, active as of April 2009
    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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    ARC Bahia Portete (249)
    LCT-1 929k Ex-Fort Reno (LCU-1592) in Colombian naval service as ARC Bahia Portete (249) at anchor at Cartagena, Columbia, 14 October 2009. Luis Bernardo Castro Villega

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