LCMs (Landing Crafts, Mechanized) lowered from USS Bayfield (APA-33) during amphibious exercises
Okinawa Japan Date:1961, November 18 Duration:2 min 2 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Marines climb into landing crafts from USS Bayfield (APA-33) during amphibious exercises at White Beach, Okinawa, japan. Sailor using a sledge hammer knocks away a hook on an anchor chain on the deck of USS Bayfield (APA-33). The anchor chain is let out through the hawser pipe. BMC (Chief Boatswain's Mate) gives a signal up on the upper deck of the ship. An officer with a grey helmet gives orders to sailors on the weather deck. One sailor gives a signal for the lowering of boats. LCMs (Landing Crafts, Mechanized) lowered from USS Bayfield (APA-33). Sailors on the deck tend to lines during the lowering of the landing crafts. The deck crew puts over a cargo net so that the marines may disembark into the landing craft alongside. 1-JV telephone talker on the deck. The marines climb down cargo nets into landing crafts alongside USS Bayfield. A coxswain in one of the boats.
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