Please Report Any Broken Links Or Trouble You Might Come Across To The Webmaster.
Please Take A Moment To Let Us Know So That We Can Correct Any Problems And Make Your Visit As Enjoyable And As Informative As Possible.

NavSource Online: Amphibious Photo Archive


LCU-1594 was transferred to France and later to South Vietnam, redesignated HQ-538
LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
  • Laid down in 1954, by IHI Corp, Japan
  • Launched in 1954
  • Transferred to France in 1955 under terms of the Mutual Defense Assistance Program (MDAP)
  • Placed in service as L9073
  • Transferred to South Vietnam by France in 1956
  • Placed in South Vietnam Naval service as HQ-538
  • Final Disposition, 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
    three Grey Marine Diesel engines
    three propeller shafts, Shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft

    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Contributed
    There are no images of LCT-1594 available at NavSource

    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The Amphibious Ship Type Index Back To The Landing Craft Tank (LCT/LCU) Photo Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History
    Last Updated 23 September 2016