Operational use: To render close supporting automatic and rocket fire to assault waves; may furnish base of fire to facilitate initial maneuver of troops in a beach area. It is capable of beaching.
Description: Small wooden motoboat greatly resembling the LCC. Usually transported on the deck of APA's or AKA's, sometimes on davits.
Capacity: 3-4 men plus crew and gunners.
Endurance: 115 miles (full speed). Speed, 12 kts.
Dimensions: Length, 36'8'' o.a. Beam, 10'10''.
Displacement: Light, 20,000 lb. 22,000 lb. (standard). Draft, 3'6''.
Armament: Two .50-cal or three .30-cal or one .50-cal and two .30-cal M.G.; 2 barrage rocket projectors carried on some units; 8 Mk.III smoke pots. When rockets are fitted, some guns are usually removed.
Armor: 1/4'' plating to bridge.
Fuel: 180 gallons.
Propulsion: 1 Hall-Scott 250-hp. gas engine.