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Landing Craft Utility - LCU-1462
Landing Ship Utility - LSU-1462 (1949 - 1956)
Landing Craft Tank - LCT(6)-1462 (1945 - 1949)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - National Defense Service Medal

Landing Craft Tank (Mark 6):
  • Laid down, 19 October 1944, at Bison Shipbuilding Corp, North Tonawanda, N.Y.
  • Launched, 28 October 1944
  • Delivered, 2 November 1944
  • During World War II LCT(6)-1462 was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater:
    LCT Flotilla Forty
    LCT Group One Hundred Eighteen
  • Redesignated Landing Ship Utility LSU-1462 in 1949
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility LCU-1462, 15 April 1956
  • Placed out of service, date unknown
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 143 to 160 t.(lt), 309 to 320 t.(fl)
    Length 119' 1" (ovl.)
    Beam 32' 8"
    limiting 3' 9"
    maximum navigation 5'
    Speed 10 kts.
    Range 700 nautical miles at 7 kts.
    1 officer
    12 enlisted
    Cargo Capacity 150 short tons
    two single 20mm AA gun mounts
    four .50 cal. machine guns
    wheelhouse 20lbs
    gun shields 10lbs
    Fuel Capacity Diesel 80 Bbls
    three Grey Marine 6-71 Diesel engines
    two Diesel-drive 10Kw 120V. D.C. Ships' Service Generators
    three propellers, 675shp

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    LCT-1462 76k LSU-1462 embarked in the well of Carter Hall (LSD-3) with US Marine Corps medium tanks, San Diego Bay, Spring-1951. Note: Carter Hall's stern gate is up. Bob Allport RD2 USS Carter Hall 1950-54

    There is no DANFS history record available for LCT(6)-1462 / LSU-1462 / LCU-1462 at Navsource
    Crew Contact And Reunion Information Web Sites
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    World War II LCT Flotillas

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