Landing Ships

LCC - Landing Craft Control

Excerpt from National Geographic, June 2002:

"As landing craft approached Omaha and Utah Beaches on June 6, 1944, they were guided by Scouts and Raiders in several LCC—Landing Craft, Control. One of the boat captains off Omaha Beach was Lt. Phil Bucklew, who saw that sea conditions were too dangerous for launching amphibious duplex drive (DD) tanks from landing craft several miles at sea. Unfortunately, his radio report was ignored. Most of the DD tanks that were launched toward Omaha Beach sank, some taking crewmen to the floor of the shallow but deadly Bay of the Seine.


Operational Use As lead-in navigational craft for landing boats, to mark line of departure, for traffic control, for preliminary hydrographic surveys.
Description Similar in appearance to the LCS (S).  This steel-hull craft is distinguished by its collapsible antennae and radar.  Usually carried on the decks of APA's and AKA's and lowered by booms.  Not intended to beach.
Endurance 500 miles @ 10 kts., 240 miles at max. speed.
Speed 13½ kts. (max.)
Dimensions Length, 56')" o.a. Beam, 13'7"
Displacement 30 tons. 
Draft 3'11½" (max.)
Capacity Crew only
Armament 3 twin .50 cal. Machine Guns on ring mounts, smoke pots.
Armor ¼' STS on bridge and gun cockpits
Special Equipment Gyro Compass
Odograph (small DRT)
NK-2 echo sound receiver
ZB RU radio directional equipment
NJ-8 echo sound receiver
2-TCS radio transmitter receivers
Gyro repeater
2-SCR 610 (FM radio transmitter receivers
Crew 14
Propulsion 2 Diesels, 225 hp each
Fuel 550 gals, fuel oil.
Robert Louis Curl, D-Day Remembered - an LCC crew member © 2005-2024 Site by Dropbears