The Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel (LCVP) or Higgins boat was a landing craft used extensively in World War II. The craft was designed by Andrew Higgins of Louisiana, United States based on boats made for operating in swamps and marshes. More than 20,000 were built, by Higgins Industries and licensees.
Usage by the MarinesEdit
The Higgins Boats are seen everytime the marines invade a certain Island. It is seen in Guadalcanal, Cape Gloucester, and Iwo Jima (It is not seen in Okinawa as when the episode starts, Sledge and his unit are already in the island).