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U.S. Navy Landing Craft (LCVP) - Spokane, WA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Martin 5
N 47° 42.282 W 117° 28.565
11T E 464284 N 5283589
Quick Description: U.S. Navy LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicles, Personnel) located at the U.S. Naval Reserve Center in Spokane, WA.
Location: Washington, United States
Date Posted: 2/20/2009 11:26:27 AM
Waymark Code: WM5WFZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member tiki-4
Views: 10

Long Description:
The Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) or Higgins boat was a landing craft used extensively in World War II. The craft was designed by Andrew Higgins of Louisiana, United States based on boats made for operating in swamps and marshes. More than 20,000 were built, by Higgins Industries and licensees.

Typically constructed from plywood, this shallow-draft, barge-like boat could ferry a platoon-sized complement of 36 men to shore at 9 knots. Men generally entered the boat by climbing down a cargo net hung from the side of their troop transport; they exited by charging down the boat's bow ramp.

LCVP plan
Class overview
Builders: Higgins Industries, and others
Operators: United States Navy
Built: 1941–1945
Completed: 20,000

General characteristics
Type: Landing craft
Displacement: 18,000 lb light
Length: 36 ft 3 in
Beam: 10 ft 10 in
Draft: 3 ft aft
2 ft 2 in forward
Propulsion: Grey diesel engine, 225 hp or Hall-Scott gasoline engine, 250 hp
Speed: 9 knots (10 mph)
Capacity: 6,000 lb vehicle or 8,100 lb general cargo
Troops: 36 troops
Crew: 3
Armament: 2 × .30 cal (7.62 mm) machine guns

Source: Wikipedia

Type of vessel: Landing Craft AKA Higgin's Boat

Admission? Cost?: 0

Date: 02/16/2009

Hours of use: Not listed

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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