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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.)
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
three Grey Marine Diesel engines
three propeller shafts, Shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft
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Last Updated 23 September 2016
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