A New Departure in Landing Boats
LET us start by listing some of the more desirable qualities and characteristics of boats for specialized use in the first subwaves of a Landing Operation. First, capacity for personnel; second, maneuverability and ability to go through surf; third, shallow draft; fourth, speed; fifth, protection for the personnel; sixth, fire-power; and last, the ability to get off of the beach after the landing. There are, of course, other desirable items, but let us leave them for the moment.
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