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  LCM(3) Landing Craft Mechanized

35 Tons
13.6m x 4.27m x 1.22m
2 × 50 cal MG
100 men
120,000 lbs of cargo

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Kevin Denlay 2002
Ship History
Built by Higgins Industries in Louisiana. Delivered to the U. S. Navy (USN) as an Landing Craft Mechanized, Mark 3 LCM(3).

Wartime History
During the American usage Gavutu Harbor circa 1942–1945 this LCM was sunk off Gavutu Island to the north of the wharf and to the east of Makambo Island.

Kevin Denlay adds:
"It is basically north of Gavutu wharf and east of Makambo, in 'about' 30m (if I recall correctly). Note the remains of the two .50 Browning mounts that now sit in the bed of the tray (but were once mounted either side of the coxswains position)."

Thanks to Kevin Denlay for additional information

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Last Updated
August 4, 2020


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