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LCC Class, Allied Landing Craft


Photograph of LCC(1)

U.S. Navy. Via Friedman (2002)

Schematic diagram of LCC

ONI 226


LCC Mark 1

Specifications:


Tonnage

30 tons displacement

Dimensions

56'0" by 13'7" by 4'
17.1m by 4.1m by 1.2m

Maximum speed     

13.5 knots

Complement  

14

Armament

3x2 0.50 Browning machine guns
Smoke generators

Protection
0.25" (6mm) STS bridge
Machinery
2-shaft diesel (450 shp)
Bunkerage
550 gallons
Range
500 nautical miles
930 km
Sensors
Hydrophones
Echo depth finder
RDF
SO surface search radar
Variants
The Mark 2 had only two pairs of machine guns, but with better firing arcs.  It also added an IFF antenna and improved communications equipment.

Amphibious operations usually required that the landing craft participating in the assault be launched and loaded well out of range of most enemy weapons. The landing craft then had to form up into waves to make the final run in to the beach. Disaster could ensue if the waves became disorganized and landed at the wrong beach. Landing Craft, Control, or LCCs, were small craft equipped to coordinate the forming up and landing of other landing craft, a task that was previously carried out by subchasers or other small warships.

References

Friedman (2002)

ONI 226



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