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Landing Craft Vehicle and Personnel Mark 5 (LCVP Mk5)

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Landing Craft Vehicle and Personnel Mark 5 (LCVP Mk5)

Picture of one of HMS Albion's LCVP Mk5s.
The Albion class ships carries 4 x LCVP Mk 5.

The LCVP Mk5s are carried on davits on the superstructure of the ships.
The LCVP Mk 5 is constructed of aluminium and is expected to have a service life of about 20 years.
The LCVP's have a maximum loaded displacement of 24 tonnes.
They are 15.7m long and have a breadth of 4.3 m.
They have a top speed of 24 knots and a range of 210 nautical miles.
They are crewed by three Royal Marines and can carry a Royal Marines Commandos rifle troop of 35 men or two light trucks.


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This picture is rather deceptive, the paint scheme makes it look like it is made of wood so when I say Landing Craft Vehicle I thought "From which century?"

That aside, it looks like a sturdy boat and quite the improvement over what our boys rode to shore in on D-Day.
#1 Wed April 18, 2007 04:12

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