Ships of the U.S. Navy,
Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) Essentially an improved LCV with steering control and gunners'
cockpits in the hold. Standard design which supercedes LCV in production.
- Andrew Jackson Higgins and the Boats that Won World War II, by
Jerry Strahan (ISBN: 0807123390)
- History of U.S. Marine Corps Operations in World War II, Vol. I,
Chapter 3: The Development
of Landing Craft
- Higgins Boat Project
(reproduction built for National D-Day Museum)
- Displacement: 18,000 lbs. (light)
- Length: 36'3"
- Beam: 10'10"
- Draft: 3' aft, 2'2" forward
- Speed: 9 knots
- Armament: 2 .30-cal m.g.
- Complement: 3
- Capacity: 36 troops or 6,000 lb. vehicle or 8,100 lb. general cargo
- 225 hp. Diesel (gray) or 250 hp. gasoline (Hall-Scott) engines
Causes of the Korean Tragedy ... Failure of Leadership, Intelligence and Preparation
The Foundations of Freedom are the Courage of Ordinary People and Quality of our Arms