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LCVP Higgins Boat

LCVP Higgins Boat

Allied Name: LCVP 36-foot Higgins Boat

Manufacturer: Higgins Industries, Incorporated
Type: Landing Craft
Real Loading Capacity:
36 Troops with gear and equipment,
or 6,000-Pound vehicle,
or 8,100-Pounds of Cargo
Game-Crew: eight (driver, AA-gunner, passengers)
Engine: Gray 225-HP 6-cylinder Diesel Engine
Max speed: 12 knots
Dimensions: Length: 36-Feet, 3-Inches;
Beam: 10-Feet, 10-Inches;
Draft: 3-Feet Aft and 2-Feet, 2-Inches Forward
Weight: 15,000 Pounds (light)
Armament: AA-machinegun's
History/Facts: In September, 1943, when the United States Fifth Army landed at Salerno, Italy, and General Douglas Macarthur's forces captured Salamaua in New Guinea, the American navy totaled 14,072 vessels. Of these boats, 12,964, or 92% of the entire U.S. Navy, were designed by Higgins Industries, Incorporated.
The boat could land a platoon of 36 men with their equipment, or a jeep and 12 men, extract itself quickly, turn around without broaching in the surf, and go back out to get more troops and/or supplies. The tough, highly maneuverable Higgins boats allowed Allied commanders to plan their assaults on relatively less-defended coastline areas and then support a beachhead staging area rather than be forced to capture a port city with wharves and facilities to offload men and material. The 20,000+ Higgins boats manufactured by Higgins Industries and others licensed to use Higgins designs landed more Allied troops during the war than all other types of landing craft combined.