Ship to Shore Movement
General Instructions for Transports
Cargo Vessels, and Landing Craft
of Amphibious Forces
In Two Parts
HEADQUARTERS OF THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF
UNITED STATES FLEET
United States Government Printing Office Washington, 1943
HEADQUARTERS OF THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF,
UNITED STATES FLEET.
January 18, 1943.
- It is considered highly desirable, because of frequent transfers of units between fleets, that a single procedure, uniform in its essentials, be adopted for the ship-to-shore movement in the various Amphibious Forces of the Navy.
- "Transports and the Ship to Shore Movement," prepared by ComTransAmphForLant, and "Ship to Shore Movement," prepared by ConTransAmphForPac, were carefully reviewed and form the sources from which a single version was prepared.
- "Ship to Shore Movement," U.S. Fleet, (FTP 211) is herewith issued for the guidance of the Amphibious Forces, U.S. Navy. It supersedes all similar publications by whomever issued.
- Recommendations for changes, based on operating experience, are solicited.
- Part 1 of this publication is CONFIDENTIAL and shall be safeguarded in accordance with the provisions of Article 76, United States Navy Regulations. When no longer required, it shall be destroyed by burning. No report of destruction is required.
Chief of Staff.
PART 1--CONFIDENTIAL Chapter Page I. General 1 II. Characteristics of Landing Boats 2 III. Debarkation 5 IV. Landing Boat Organization; Duties of Landing Boat Commanders; Tactical Control of Troops 12 V. Control Vessels 16 VI. Traffic Control During Landing Operations 18 VII. Naval Platoon of the Shore Party 19 VIII. Communications 29 PART 2--RESTRICTED IX. Hydrographic and Beach Markings 77 X. Landing Boat Material 81 XI. Landing Boat Operating Instructions 95 XII. Salvage Craft and Operations 99 XIII. Casualty Handling 102