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FTP 211

Ship to Shore Movement

General Instructions for Transports,
Cargo Vessels, and Landing Craft
of Amphibious Forces

In Two Parts

Part 1-- [formerly] CONFIDENTIAL [now declassified]
Part 2-- [formerly] RESTRICTED [now declassified]

 

HEADQUARTERS OF THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF
UNITED STATES FLEET
JANUARY 1943

United States Government Printing Office Washington, 1943


HEADQUARTERS OF THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF,
UNITED STATES FLEET.


January 18, 1943.

  1. It is considered highly desirable, because of frequent transfers of units between fleets, that a single procedure, uniform in its essentials, be adopted for the ship-to-shore movement in the various Amphibious Forces of the Navy.

  2. "Transports and the Ship to Shore Movement," prepared by ComTransAmphForLant, and "Ship to Shore Movement," prepared by ConTransAmphForPac, were carefully reviewed and form the sources from which a single version was prepared.

  3. "Ship to Shore Movement," U.S. Fleet, (FTP 211) is herewith issued for the guidance of the Amphibious Forces, U.S. Navy. It supersedes all similar publications by whomever issued.

  4. Recommendations for changes, based on operating experience, are solicited.

  5. Part 1 of this publication is [formerly] CONFIDENTIAL [now declassified] and shall be safeguarded in accordance with the provisions of Article 76, United States Navy Regulations. When no longer required, it shall be destroyed by burning. No report of destruction is required.

    R.S. EDWARDS,
    Chief of Staff.

    (III)

    Contents


    PART 1--[formerly] CONFIDENTIAL [now declassified]
    Chapter   Page
    I. General 1
    II. Characteristics of Landing Boats 2
    III. Debarkation 5
    IV. Landing Boat Organization; Duties of Landing Boat Commanders; Tactical Control of Troops 12
    V. Control Vessels 16
    VI. Traffic Control During Landing Operations 18
    VII. Naval Platoon of the Shore Party 19
    VIII. Communications 29
    PART 2--[formerly] RESTRICTED [now declassified]
    IX. Hydrographic and Beach Markings 77
    X. Landing Boat Material 81
    XI. Landing Boat Operating Instructions 95
    XII. Salvage Craft and Operations 99
    XIII. Casualty Handling 102

    (V)

    Source: A photocopy of this document is in the Navy Department Library. The original document is located in the World War II Command File of the Operational Archives Branch, Naval History & Heritage Command.