Photo #: S-511-48
"49.5 ft. Tank Lighter - Design Study"
Preliminary design plan prepared during examination of landing craft proposals.
This plan, dated December 1941, is for a 23-ton Landing Craft, Mechanised (LCM) type boat, with the tank deck above the water line. A table is included comparing this proposed tank lighter with 48-foot and 50-foot Higgins boats, and the Bureau of Ships' 47-foot tank lighter.
Scale of the original drawings is 1/4" = 1'.
The original plan is in the 1939-1944 "Spring Styles Book" held by the Naval Historical Center.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 9 March 2005