Figure 1-1. Landing craft, mechanized, diesel, design, LCM-8, MOD-1. ( Marinette and Gunderson Models)
Maufacturer Registry Numbers
fuel shutoff and steering cylinders, steering linkage, and
Marinette Marine Corp.
LCM-8500 thru LCM-8519
ball valves and counterbalance valves.
Gunderson Bros Engineering Corp. LCM-8450 thru LCM-8539
ammunition stowage is provided in the Lazarette
LCM-8540 thru LCM-8560
f. Starting and Control Systems. Two starting
and LCM-8580 thru
systems are provided for the diesel engines. Each
outboard engine has an electric starter and each inboard
b. Components. The propulsion engine units and
engine has a hydraulic starter. If either stating system
many other components are common to all craft. There
should fail, the other systems can be used to start both
are some differences in the ramp hoist system and the
engines. Separate hydraulic systems can be used to
steering system. Refer to paragraph 1-9c for a list of
start both engines. Separate hydraulic systems are
major accessories used in these craft.
provided for steering and for the ramp hoist.
c. Operation. Controls and operation are generally
g. Pilot House. The pilot house on the Marionette
the same for all craft. Minor differences are explained in
and Gunderson Models are of the same type
construction. The pilot house on the Rohr Model is
Differences in maintenance
somewhat different in that it has an overhead.
procedures may be required where different accessories
have been used.
Maintenance procedures for all
1-8. Difference in Models
accessories are provided and identified in appropriate
a. General. Landing craft, LCM-8, MOD 1, have
sections in this manual.
been produced by three different manufacturers as
e. Schematic and Functional Diagrams. Plan views
and functional diagrams of the systems are shown in
figures 13 through 1-18.