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LCU-1595



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 L9074
  • Transferred to South Vietnam by France in 1956
  • Placed in South Vietnam Naval service as HQ-536
  • 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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