-Marine Park -
The Marine Park includes landing craft, tugboats, patrol boats, and amphibious craft. Come see the 60 ton BARC amphibious truck or the LCM-6 landing craft that saw service in four wars hauling troops and supplies over beaches all over the world. Experience, the Army's navy!
The Army's Navy
Yes, the Army has a navy, actually the Army has more ships than the Navy. They have the big stuff and we have the smaller ships.
In the Marine Pavilion we have LARC, BARC, river patrol, tug, cut-away marine engines, bollards, propellers, etc. The LARC-V was designed in the 1950s and is still in use today. It can carry 5 tons of materiel. In the retrograde from Viet Nam, many were destroyed but 200 remain in military service. They are primarily used to help move cargo from ships at anchor to shore. The LARC is amphibious. The BARC (Barge, amphibious resupply cargo) could move 60 tons of materiel or 120 personnel. The BARC was steel hulled while the LARC was aluminum hulled. And like the LARC could also assist in moving cargo from anchored ship to shore in environments where piers/docks did not exist. The LCM-6 was used extensively in Viet Nam in riverine operations as either personnel carriers (80 Soldiers) or weapons platforms with flame throwers or 105mm howitzers. All of these await you in our outside pavilion.