Landing Craft Assault (LCA)

A unit designed to shuttle soldiers from large troop transports to the landing sites. It was also used to transport equipment. British-made, it was the smallest troop carrier (41 feet long or approximately 12 m), the American equivalent was the larger LCVP. Its capacity was 35 soldiers or 800 pounds of equipment (approximately 360 kg). It was armed with a Bren gun, two Lewis .303 calibre (7.7 mm) guns and two mortars.

Find out more : note on ONI 226