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LCU1466 utility landing craft (1953 - 1957)


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LSU1488 1965

Ships


No Name Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comm Fate
LCU1466 late 1970s- Casablanca   Island DYd, Kingston     1953 to US Army late 1970s, stricken 7.1986
LCU1467     Island DYd, Kingston     1953 to US Army, stricken 2003
LCU1468     Island DYd, Kingston     1953 to US Army, stricken
LCU1469 late 1970s- Fort Apache   Island DYd, Kingston     1953 to US Army late 1970s, stricken 7.1986
LCU1470     Island DYd, Kingston     1953 stricken
LCU1471     Island DYd, Kingston     1953 to Spain 1972 (LCU1)
LCU1472     Island DYd, Kingston     1953 stricken
LCU1473     Island DYd, Kingston     1953 stricken
LCU1474     Island DYd, Kingston     1953 to Lebanon 11.1958
LCU1475     Marietta Manufacturing, Point Pleasant     1953 to South Vietnam 1969 (HQ540)
LCU1476     Marietta Manufacturing, Point Pleasant     1953 to US Army, stricken
LCU1477     Marietta Manufacturing, Point Pleasant     1953 to South Vietnam 1969 (HQ541)
LCU1478     Marietta Manufacturing, Point Pleasant     1953 to Norway 1958 (Tjeldsund)
LCU1479     Marietta Manufacturing, Point Pleasant     1953 to France 1954 (L9076)
LCU1480     Marietta Manufacturing, Point Pleasant     1953 to France 1954 (L9089)
LCU1481     Marietta Manufacturing, Point Pleasant     1953 stricken
LCU1482     Marietta Manufacturing, Point Pleasant     1953 sunk 17.2.1968
LCU1483     Marietta Manufacturing, Point Pleasant     1953 stricken
LCU1484     Marietta Manufacturing, Point Pleasant     1953 to South Vietnam 1970 (HQ549)
LCU1485     Island DYd, Kingston     1953 stricken
LCU1486     Island DYd, Kingston     1953 stricken
LCU1487     Island DYd, Kingston     1953 stricken 1978
LCU1488     Island DYd, Kingston     1953 auxiliary 1972
LCU1489     Island DYd, Kingston     1953 stricken
LCU1490     Island DYd, Kingston     1953 stricken
LCU1491     Island DYd, Kingston     1953 to Spain 1972 (LCU2)
LCU1492     Island DYd, Kingston     1953 auxiliary 1972
LCU1493     Port Houston IW     1953 to South Vietnam 1970 (HQ543)
LCU1494     Port Houston IW     1953 to South Vietnam 1970 (HQ542)
LCU1495     Port Houston IW     1953 stricken
LCU1496     Port Houston IW     1953 stricken
LCU1497     Port Houston IW     1953 stricken
LCU1498     Port Houston IW     1953 to South Vietnam 1970 (HQ548)
LCU1499     Port Houston IW     1953 stricken
LCU1500     Port Houston IW     1953 sunk 27.2.1969
LCU1501     San Francisco N Yd     1953 to France 1954 (L9087)
LCU1502     San Francisco N Yd     1953 to France 1954 (L9088)
LCU1503     San Francisco N Yd     1953 to France 1964 (L9075)
LCU1504 Hampton Roads 656 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, auxiliary 1972
LCU1505   657 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, left in Vietnam 1970s
LCU1506   658 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, left in Vietnam 1970s
LCU1507 Chippewa 659 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken 1992
LCU1508 Attu 660 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken 1992
LCU1509 Antietam 661 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, to Marshall Islands 1996
LCU1510 Atlanta 662 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken 1991
LCU1511 Cumberland 663 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken 1994
LCU1512 Cerro Gordo 664 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, to Bangladesh 1991 (শাহ পারেন [Shah Paran])
LCU1513   665 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1514 Delaware 666 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken 1986
LCU1515   667 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken 1980s
LCU1516 Shenandoah 668 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, auxiliary 1972
LCU1517   669 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1518   670 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1519 El Paso 671 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken 1990
LCU1520   672 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1521 Eniwetok 673 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, to Marshall Islands 1993
LCU1522 Lorraine 674 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, to Colombia 1992
LCU1523   675 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1524 Chapultepec 676 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, wrecked 1979
LCU1525 Hollandia 677 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken 1990
LCU1526 Leyte 678 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken 1990
LCU1527 Guadalcanal 679 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken 1990
LCU1528 Lingayen Gulf 680 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken 1991
LCU1529   681 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1530   682 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1531   683 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1532   684 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1533   685 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1534 Saipan 686 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken 1990
LCU1535   687 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1536   688 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1537   689 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1538   690 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1539   691 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1540 Pusan 692 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, to American Samoa 1994 (Ataata O Samoa)
LCU1541   693 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, to South Vietnam 1971
LCU1542 Malolos 694 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken 1995
LCU1543 Carolina 695 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken 1990
LCU1544   696 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1545 Meuse-Argonne 697 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken 1990
LCU1546   698 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1547 Solomon Islands 699 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken 1971
LCU1548   700 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1549 Guam 701 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1955 US Army, stricken 1990
LCU1550 White Wing 702 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1955 US Army, stricken
LCU1551   703 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1955 US Army, stricken
LCU1552   704 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1955 US Army, stricken
LCU1553   705 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1955 US Army, stricken
LCU1554   706 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1955 US Army, stricken
LCU1555   707 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1955 US Army, stricken
LCU1556 Zapople River 708 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1955 US Army, stricken 1991
LCU1557   709 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1955 US Army, stricken 1990
LCU1558   710 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1955 US Army, stricken
LCU1559   711 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1955 US Army, to Mexico 1990 (El Castor)
LCU1560 Rhineland 712 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1955 US Army, stricken 1989
LCU1561 Manila 713 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1955 US Army, auxiliary 1972
LCU1562 Inchon 714 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1955 US Army, stricken 1990
LCU1563   715 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1955 US Army, lost 11.1970
LCU1564   716 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1955 US Army, stricken
LCU1565   717 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1955 US Army, to Panama
LCU1566 Cadgell 718 Avondale Marine, Westwego     1955 US Army, to Bangladesh 1991 (শাহ পারেন [Shah Makhdoom])
LCU1567           1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1568           1954 US Army, to South Vietnam 1971
LCU1569           1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1570           1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1571           1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1572           1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1573           1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1574 Cold Harbor         1954 US Army, stricken 1992
LCU1575 Junction City         1954 US Army, stricken 1990
LCU1576     Marietta, Point Pleasant     1954 US Army, auxiliary 1972
LCU1577           1954 US Army, to Cambodia 1969 (T919)
LCU1578           1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1579 Bull Run         1954 US Army, stricken 1988
LCU1580 Veracruz   Kewaunee SB     1953 US Army, stricken 1990
LCU1581           1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1582           1954 US Army, to South Vietnam 1970 (HQ546)
LCU1583 Chattanooga         1954 US Army, stricken 1990
LCU1584           1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1585           1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1586 Tunisia         1954 US Army, stricken 1990
LCU1587 Chickamauga         1954 US Army, stricken 1991
LCU1588           1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1589           1954 US Army, stricken
LCU1590 Spotsylvania   Kewaunee SB     1955 US Army, stricken 1990
LCU1591 Viper         1954 US Army, to Colombia 1991
LCU1592 Fort Reno         1954 US Army, to Colombia 1991
LCU1593           1954 US Army, to South Vietnam 1970s
LCU1608     Bethlehem, Staten Island     1957 auxiliary 1972
LCU1609     Bethlehem, Staten Island     1957 auxiliary 1972


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

180

Displacement full, t

347

Length, m

32.0 wl 35.1 oa

Breadth, m

10.4

Draught, m

at landing: 0.84 fore 1.60 aft

No of shafts

3

Machinery

3 Gray Marine 64YTL diesels

Power, h. p.

1200

Max speed, kts

8

Fuel, t

diesel oil 11

Endurance, nm(kts)

1200(6)

Armament

2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 10 or 2 x 1 - 12.7/90

Military load

4 medium or 3 heavy tanks or 167 t of cargo or 300 troops

Complement14


Standard scale images


LCU1466 1954
LCU1466 1954


Graphics


<i>LSU1488</i> 1965
LSU1488 1965


Project history

Further development of LCT(5) in dimensions of LCT(6). Had 15.8x9.0m cargo deck and 4.3m-wide bow ramp.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

LCU1482 was sunk by Vietnamese at Cahu Me 17.2.1968, later salvaged and transferred to South Vietnam as HQ547. LCU1500 was destroyed by Vietnamese rocket fire 27.2.1969 at Da Nang. LCU1524 Chahultepec wrecked in 1979. LCU1563 was lost with all hands in Vietnam during typhoon in November 1970.