Operational use: Small floating repair units for the maintenance of minor landing craft in a beach area. Mobile repair facilities are later debarked onto the beach.
Descrition: Converted steel commercial dumb barges of varying dimensions, equipped with a stern ramp. Similar to the LBO, LBF, and LBV.
Capacity: 3-ton workshop lorry (N° 4 Mk. 3)
Dimensions: 75'-85' x 18'-23'.
Draft: 4'-4'6'' mean (loaded).
Lorry: 6'' lathe; hand and electric drilling machines; portable forge and anvil; bench and 2 vises; 7½ kw. generator and charging board.
Barge Equipment: 2 benches, each with 6'' vise; portable electric welding set; oxy-acetylene welding-cutting set including 6 oxygen, 4 acetylene bottles. Stowage for spare batteries for craft. Coal stowage. 4 tons fresh water carried.
Endurance: 360 miles @ 5 kts. Speed, 6 kts. (max.) on powered units.
Armament: One 20 mm.
Armor: 10-lb. steel plating over cabin.
Crew: 2 officers, 16-22 men with accomodations; 6-10 additional men in hammocks.
Propulsion: Being fitted with 2 Chrysler RM gasoline engines, single rudder.