Skill in the Surf
A Landing Boat Manual
Prepared by the Training and Operations Staff,
Landing Craft School, Amphibious Training base,
Coronado, California, in cooperation with the
Bureau of Naval Personnel, Instructor
Landing boat crew members will find this manual an unusually helpful source of information during their training. Much of the subject matter herein contained has been prepared especially for the LCVP and LCM(3) crews, but the text will be of interest to all officers and men in the Amphibious Forces.
This book was not designed merely to be read and laid aside. It was prepared so that men in training could consult it time and again while working with landing boats. Keep your copy, Review it frequently.
Lieut. U.S. Navy
Training Officer, Landing Craft School
Captain, U.S. Navy
Commanding Officer, Landing Craft School
Training Command, Amphibious Forces
United States Pacific Fleet