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Patches contributed by Jerry Patterson ENCS USN Ret.

Landing Craft Utility

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Hotel - Delta - Victor
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon - Navy Unit Commendation
Second Row - Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation (8 March to 14 May 1965 Assault Craft Div. 11&13, Vietnam) - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal (12)
Third Row - Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Unit Citation - Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Unit Citation - Vietnam Campaign Medal

LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
  • Built in 1953 at Marietta Mfg. Point Pleasant, W.V.
  • Launched in 1953
  • Delivered and placed in service in 1953
  • Placed out of service and laid up in reserve in Japan, circa 1956
  • Reactivated and assigned to various Assault Craft Divisions 11,12,13 (Assault Craft Unit 1), date unknown
  • Redesignated Landing Craft Utility (LCU-1476), 15 April 1952
  • During the Vietnam War LCU-1476 participated in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II
    1 July 1966 to 31 May 1967
    Tet/69 Counteroffensive
    23 February to 8 June 1969
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase III
    1 June 1967 to 29 January 1968
    Vietnam Summer-Fall 1969
    9 June to 31 October 1969
    Tet Counteroffensive
    30 January to 1 April 1968
    Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970
    1 November 1969 to 30 April 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase IV
    2 April to 30 June 1968
    Sanctuary Counteroffensive
    1 May to 30 June 1970
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase V
    1 July to 1 November 1968
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VII
    1 July 1970 to 30 June 1971
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase VI
    2 November 1968 to 22 February 1969
    Consolidation I
    1 July to 30 September 1971

  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • LCU-1476 earned at least twelve campaign stars for Vietnam War service
  • Custody transferred to US Army
  • Place out of service by US Army, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, scrapped, date and location unknown
    Displacement 180 t.(lt), 360 t.(fl)
    Length 119' (ovl.)
    Beam 34'
    Draft 6'
    Design 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
    Propulsion 3 Grey Marine diesels, 3 shafts, Shaft horsepower 675 bhp per shaft

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    LCU-1483 209k Nine LCUs in reserve in Japan, 1956. Four in front row unidentified. Back row from left to right: LCU-1482, LCU-1476, LCU-1481, LCU-1483, and LCU-1494, Tommy Trampp
    LCU-1476 100k View aboard LCU-1476 in 1964, location unknown. Jerry Patterson ENCS USN Ret LCU-1624
    LCU-1476 152k LCU-1476 back loading Third Battalion/Third Marines to USS Vancouver (LPD-2) from USS Thomaston (LSD-28) at Subic Bay, date unknown. Jerry Patterson ENCS USN Ret LCU-1624
    LCU-1476 118k LCU-1476 departs USS Vancouver (LPD-2) in the harbor at Da Nang South Vietnam, 16 February 1965. LCU-1476 was there to assist off-loading of the LAMM Battalion that was brought from Okinawa by other Amphibious Force ships. She would be retrieved by Vancouver following completion of her assignment. Jerry Patterson ENCS USN Ret LCU-1624
    LCU-1476 73k LCU-1476 Yokosuka Japan 14 June 1966. The stern of USS De Haven (DD-727) is visible in the foreground ©Dick Leonhardt
    Monticello 29k LCU-1476 launches from USS Monticello (LSD-35) during Operation Beacon Hill on the north coast of Cua Viet, South Vietnam, 20 March 1967. Bob Behm and Tommy Trampp
    Robert Hurst
    Monticello 84k
    USN 1142236
    LCU-1476 76k LCU-1476 under way in Vietnamese waters, circa 1967. Richard Miller BMCS USNR Ret.

    There is no history record for LCU-1476 available at NavSource
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