The amphibious operations in Korea depended heavily on the highly specialized landing craft, which the U.S. developed during World War II. Among those used at Inchon:

LSD (Landing Ship—Dock) carries smaller craft within easy reach of beachhead, unloads them by flooding its welldeck, floating them out its stern gates. A versatile ocean-going ferry, the LSD can also be used as a mobile drydock. Length: 457 feet.

LSI (Landing Ship—Tank) has bow doors and beaching ramp, elevators to lift tanks or other cargo from the hold to the main level. Length: 328 feet (World War II models) or 382 feet (postwar models).

LSM (R) (Landing...

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