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US Army LCU-1593


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

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


LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
  • Laid down in 1954, unknown builder
  • Launched in 1954
  • Placed in service in 1954
  • Assigned to the 329th Transportation Co. for the possible invasion of Cuba in 1962
  • Served in Vietnam, date unknown
  • Transfered from the 97th Transportation Co. to the Army of the Republic of Vietnam in July 1971
  • Retired, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, unknown
    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
    Armament
    two twin 20mm AA gun mounts, one port, one starboard,2 .50 cal. machine guns
    Armor 2 1/2" wheelhouse, 2" gun shield
    Propulsion
    three Grey Marine Diesel engines
    three propeller shafts, Shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft

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