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US Army LCU-1515

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

LCU-1466 Class Landing Craft Tank:
  • Laid down, May 1954, at Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, LA.
  • Launched in 1954
  • Placed in service in 1954
  • Assigned to the 329th Transportation Co. for the possible invasion of Cuba in 1962
  • Transferred to the 5th Transportation Co. at Bin Thuy, Vietnam, date unknown
  • Retired, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, abandoned, date unknown, at Weno, Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia
    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
    two.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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    LST-722 121k US Army LCU 1515 unloads a bulldozer as part of a beach landing exercise involving some 1,500 men of the 1st Armored Division. The exercise was designed to sharpen the skills in loading and unloading vehicles for a beach assault. USS Dodge County (LST-722) is beached to the left preparing to unload her cargo of tanks while USS Duval County (LST-758) stands off shore waiting her tern to unload across the beach at Hutchinson Island, Fort Pierce, FL., 17 November 1962 in 1962.
    Fort Pierce Florida Press wire photo
    Tommy Trampp
    LCT-1515 448k Ex-LCU-1515 moored Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia, 3 November 1982 Photo by Gerhard Mueller-Debus
    LCT-1515 111k Hulk of ex-LCU-1515 in Chuuk lagoon on the beach near the Blue Lagoon Resort, date unknown. Photos by Mick Scott
    LCT-1515 136k
    LCT-1515 120k

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