Type: 36′ Higgins (wood)

Capacity: 39 persons

Length: 35 feet, 9 inches

Beam: 10 feet, 6 inches

Draft: 3 feet, 5 inches

Displacement: 26,600 pounds


National Museum of the United States Navy

805 Kidder Breese St., SE

Washington Navy Yard, DC 20374-5060

(202) 433-4882

Fax: (202) 433-8200

Latitude: 38.8725448461, Longitude: -76.9944788139

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By the end of World War II, the U.S. had produced over 22,000 LCVPs (Landing Craft Personnel Vehicles) to the standard design of Higgins Industries of New Orleans, Louisiana. As an expendable item, many were disposed of overseas or declared surplus after the war. During the Korean War the LCVP was called upon to perform a variety of tasks, from amphibious support to mine clearing. Today only a few of these workhorses of the Navy still exist. This boat was found in California. With parts from another which had sunk in Baltimore Harbor, it was restored by the Naval Historical Center Detachment, Boston.

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