Type: 36' Higgins (wood)
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.
LCVP of the type on display approaching Omaha beach 6 June 1944
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