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Amphibious Operations

 

Fire Fighters
Reginald Marsh #15
Watercolor,1944
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-IA

One of the more colorful operations at Camp Bradford's Amphibious Training Base is the training for fighting fires aboard ship. Leaping flames and thick black oil-smoke provide an eerie background for the activities of the firefighters.

 

Yawning Bow
Reginald Marsh #13
Watercolor, 1944
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-HY

Many times this type of bow has yawned at the foe during an amphibious landing. The great bow doors have swung open and the ramp over which men and vehicles pass partly lowered.

 

LCI Deck Scene
Reginald Marsh #12
Watercolor, 1944
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-HX

Looking aft on an LCI, docked at Little Creek, Virginia, the gaunt arms of the davits that swing small craft over the side are seen on either side of the bridge.

 

Stand Clear
Reginald Marsh #5
Watercolor, 1944
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-HQ

An enlisted man aboard an LST practices heaving a line. Skill at this art may save a buddy's life should a man go overboard at sea.

 

Man Overboard On Purpose
Reginald Marsh #6
Watercolor, 1944
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-HR

Anything for a laugh a crew member of an LST goes overside to a small boat, using a line rather than the gangway.

 

Training Mock Up
Reginald Marsh #14
Watercolor, 1944
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-HZ

Navy men in training learn their routines aboard a wooden mock-up version of an LST. In this reproduction of the deck, constructed on dry land to duplicate all the features of a ship, the details are accurate even though everything, including the guns, is made of wood.

 

LST at Ease
Reginald Marsh #8
Watercolor, 1944
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-HT

Broadside view of one of the Navy's World War II marvels the ungainly but invaluable Landing Ship, Tank. It is docked at Amphibious Training Base, Little Creek, Virginia.

 

Stern Anchor
Reginald Marsh #10
Watercolor, 1944
Gift of Abbott Laboratories
88-159-HV

A view of the stern of an LST showing the large anchor which is drooped just before the ship lands on a beach. In addition to holding the vessel in position to discharge its cargo, the anchor gives traction to aid in backing the vessel off the shore.

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1 April 2001