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Small Landing Craft - LCM, LCC, LCV, LCP, LCPL, LCVP

Most recent update: February 27, 2013.


This table attempts to list all other landing craft built for the U.S. Navy during WWII.  In addition to the 42,148 vessels listed here, 18,273 Landing Craft, Rubber, (LCR), were produced by companies in the rubber industry and 18,350 Landing Vehicles, Tracked, (LVT), were produced by companies in the automobile industry.  This table is far from being complete.  In addition, there is very little information available on what happened to those landing craft that are no longer in active service: the older ones are presumed to have been scrapped but there may be one or two still around.  Please send any corrections and/or additions to me at timcolton@aol.com.  Builders of LCM(3)s included American Boiler Works, American Car & Foundry, Bethlehem Steel Wilmington, Boiler Tank & Pipe, Boston NSY, Brewer Dry Dock, Charleston NSY, Consolidated Steel Los Angeles, Darby Products, Drier Steel, Greenport Basin, Gunderson Brothers, Higgins Industries, Jones & Laughlin Steel, Judson-Pacific, Kansas City Steel, McDonough Steel, Missouri Valley Bridge, Moore Equipment, Mount Vernon Bridge, Newport Ships, Omaha Steel, W. A. Robinson, Soule Steel, Tragesar Copper, United Boat Services, Walsh Steers and Warren City Tank.   Builders of LCM(6)s included Darby Products, Gunderson Brothers, Higgins Industries, Jones & Laughlin Steel, Judson-Pacific, Kansas City Steel, McDonough Steel, Missouri Valley Bridge, Moore Equipment, Mount Vernon Bridge, Newport Ships, W. A. Robinson and Soule Steel.

Type Pennant #s Shipbuilder # of Craft Built FY Years Built Disposition

Landing Craft, Mechanized - Early Versions - 38 to 40 feet LOA = 5 built

LCM 13563 1 37 1938 38-foot prototype
LCM 13564 1 38 1939 40-foot prototype
LCM 13975 Norfolk NSY 1 39 1940 Prototype
LCM 13977 - 13978 2 40 1941  

Landing Craft, Mechanized, Mk. 2  - 45 feet LOA, 29 tons LDT - 147 built

LCM(2) TKL 1 - 8 American C & F 8 40 1941 For the Army
LCM(2) 1909 - 1913 5 41 1942  
LCM(2) 2084 - 2091 8 41 1942  
LCM(2) 2254 - 2283 30 41 1942  
LCM(2) 2910 - 2921 12 41 1942  
LCM(2) 3715 - 3724 10 41 1942  
LCM(2) 3701 - 3710 Higgins Industries 10 41 1942  
LCM(2) 3711 - 3714 4 41 1942  
LCM(2) 3791 - 3794 4 41 1942  
LCM(2) 4573 - 4628 56 41 1942 For the Marines

Landing Craft, Mechanized, Mk. 3 - 50 feet LOA, 26 tons LDT - 8,631 built

LCM(3) 4629 - 4678 Higgins Industries 50 41 1942  
LCM(3) 4754 - 4814 61 41 1942  
LCM(3)  TKL 9 Higgins Industries 1 41 1942 Prototype for the Army
LCM(3)  TKL 10 - 19 10 41 1942 For the Army
LCM(3)  TKL ?? - ?? 9 41 1942 For the Army
LCM(3) 7350 - 7424 75 41 1942  
LCM(3) 7960 - 7999 Higgins Industries 40 41 1942  
LCM(3) 8197 - 8273 77 41 1942  
LCM(3) 8350 - 8459 Higgins Industries 110 41 1942  
LCM(3)  11956 - 11980 W. A. Robinson 25 42 1943  
LCM(3)  11981 - 12130 Ship Associates 150 42 1943 Later reassigned to Drier Steel and Brewer DD
LCM(3)  12131 - 12280 Walsh-Steers 150 42 1943 Later reassigned
LCM(3) 12281 - 12580 Beth Wilmington 300 42 1943  
LCM(3)  12581 - 12680 Walsh-Steers 100 42 1943 Later reassigned
LCM(3) 18186 - 18335 Boston NSY 150 42 1943  
LCM(3) 18336 - 18385 Norfolk NSY 50 42 1943  
LCM(3) 18386 - 18485 Norfolk NSY 100 42 1943 Cancelled
LCM(3) 18486 - 18560 Charleston NSY 75 42 1943  
LCM(3) 14270 - 14369 Beth Wilmington 100 42 1943  
LCM(3) 14402 - 14441 40 42 1943  
LCM(3) 14844 - 14918 75 42 1943  
LCM(3) 18486 - 18560 75 42 1943 Cancelled
LCM(3) 21061 - 21309 249 42 1943  
LCM(3)  24174 1 42 1943  
LCM(3)  24435 - 24641 207 42 1943  
LCM(3) TKL 398 - 437 American C & F 40 42 1943 For the Army
LCM(3) TKL 455 - 474 20 42 1943 For the Army
LCM(3) TKL 546 - 547 2 42 1943 For the Army
LCM(3) TKL 810 - 834 25 42 1943 For the Army
LCM(3) TKL 839 - 852 14 42 1943 For the Army
LCM(3) TKL 873 - 912 American C & F 40 42 1943 For the Army
LCM(3) TKL 944 - 1004 61 42 1943 For the Army
LCM(3) TKL 27 42 1943 For the Army
LCM(3) 27992 - 30781 2,790 43 1944  
LCM(3) 35952 - 35991 40 43 1944  
LCM(3) 46330 - 49104 2,775 43 1944  
LCM(3) 51721 - 52329 609 43 1944  
LCM(3) 52350 - 52497 148 43 1944  
LCM(3) 52798 - 52849 852 43 1944  
LCM(3) 52988 - 53537 550 43 1944  
LCM(3) 68969 - 69888 3,900 44 1945 Half were to be LCM(3)s, half LCM(6)s, 2,617 were cancelled
LCM(3) 74389 - 77388 2,617 45 1945 The boats cancelled were reordered but 1,929 were later recancelled

Landing Craft, Mechanized, Mk. 6 - 56 feet LOA, 26 tons LDT - 2,718 built

LCM(6) 52498 - 52797 300 43 1943  
LCM(6) 52850 - 52987 138 43 1943  
LCM(6) 53538 - 53677 140 43 1943  
LCM(6) 68969 - 69888 3,900 44 1945 Half were to be LCM(3)s, half LCM(6)s, but 2,617 were cancelled
LCM(6) 74389 - 77388 2,617 45 1945 The boats cancelled were reordered but 1,929 were later recancelled

Landing Craft, Control, Mk. 1/2 - 56/56 feet LOA, 50/30 tons LDT - 99 built

LCC(1)  25470 - 25496 Albina Machine 27   1943 - 44  
LCC(2) 39044 - 39058 Albina Machine 15   1944  
LCC(1/2)   Charleston NSY 24   1943 - 44  
LCC(1/2)   Consolidated SB 33   1943 - 44  

Landing Craft, Vehicle - 36 feet LOA, 7 tons LDT - 2,366 built

LCV   Chris-Craft Corp.     1943 - 45  
LCV   Higgins Industries     1943 - 45  
LCV   Owens Yacht Co.     1943 - 45  

Landing Craft, Personnel, Large - 37 feet LOA, 6 tons LDT - 2,193 built

LCP(L)   Chris-Craft Corp.     1943 - 45  
LCP(L)   Higgins Industries     1943 - 45  
LCP(L)   Matthews Co.     1943 - 45  
LCP(L)   Owens Yacht Co.     1943 - 45  
LCP(L)   Richardson Boat     1943 - 45  

Landing Craft, Personnel, Ramp - 36 feet LOA, 6 tons LDT - 2,631 built

LCP(R)   Chris-Craft Corp.     1943 - 45  
LCP(R)   Matthews Co.     1943 - 45  
LCP(R)   Richardson Boat     1943 - 45  

Landing Craft, Vehicle and Personnel - 36 feet LOA, 9 tons LDT - 23,358 built

LCVP   Chamberlin Corp.     1943 - 45  
LCVP   Chris-Craft Corp.     1943 - 45  
LCVP   Dodge Boat & Plane     1943 - 45  
LCVP   Higgins Industries     1943 - 45  
LCVP   Matthews Co.     1943 - 45  
LCVP   Owens Yacht Co.     1943 - 45  
LCVP   Richardson Boat Co.     1943 - 45