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LCU 1466 class

Country of Origin: USA

ship list


 1 LCU-1466-class UTILITY LANDING CRAFT (LCU)

 Hull No.              Completed      Status

 LCU-1590              1954           Active
    (ex-SPOTSYLVANIA, LCU-1590)

description

Originally built by the Navy for the U.S. Army. Transferred to the Navy in 1992. One other unit of this class, LCU-1486 (ex-YFU-50, ex-LCU-1486), is a work boat with the "floating equipment" number of 119WB8501.

status

Active. Assigned to Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 as a diving tender and support craft.

builders


 Kewaunee Shipbuilding & Engineering Corp., Keuwanee, Wis.

users platforms


characteristics

 MANNING
   Crew                     11
   Troops                  300

 DISPLACEMENT
   Light                   180 tons
   Full                    347 tons

 DIMENSIONS
   Length                  115 ft  1 in (35.1 m) overall
   Beam                     33 ft 10 in (10.4 m)
   Draft                     5 ft  3 in ( 1.6 m) aft

 PROPULSION
   Engine                  3 x General Motors Gray Marine type 64 YTL diesels
   Power                   675 total bhp; 3 shafts

 PERFORMANCE
   Speed                   8 knots
   Range                   1,200 nm at 6 kts.; 700 nm at 7 kts.

 WEAPONS
   Primary                 2 x 20-mm/70 cal. Oerlikon (Mark 10) AA

 SENSORS/ELECTRONICS
   Radar                   1 x navigation

issues and notes

None.

operational notes

None.

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