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LCPR Class, Allied Landing Craft


Photograph of LCPRs on destroyer-transport Crosby

U.S. Navy. Via Friedman (2002)

Schematic diagram of LCPR class landing craft

ONI 226


Specifications:


Tonnage 6.5 tons light displacement
Dimensions 35'10" by 10'9" by 3'6"
10.9m by 3.3m by 10.7m
Maximum speed     
9 knots
Complement
3
Armament
2 0.30 machine guns
Machinery
1-shaft Gray diesel (225 hp) or gasoline (225-250 hp)
Range
102 nautical miles (190 km) at 9 knots
Capacity 8100 lbs (3700 kg) cargo or 36 troops

Landing Craft, Personnel, Ramped were a further development of the LCPL that replaced the solid bow with a small ramp. This eliminated the necessity for troops to disembark over the sides of the craft. They were replaced for most uses by the LCVP after 1942.

Total Production

The following table gives total production.  A total of 413 were transferred to Britain under Lend-Lease. About 30% of those retained by the U.S. were allocated to the Pacific until the final year of the war, when most of the amphibious fleet began to be shifted to the Pacific.

1941
133
1942
1563
1943
24
1944
705

1945    

343


References

Friedman (2002)


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