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LC-29: LVT

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HURL Artifact No. LC-29 *Denotes approximations and speculations
Name: Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) Lost: Unknown
Artifact Type: Amphibious Vehicle Found: 18-Mar-2009
Nationality: USA Dive No: PV-729
Class or Make: Landing Vehicle Tracked Location: Defensive Sea Area
Model: *LVT-2 Depth (m): *370m
Purpose: Amphibious Transportation HURL crew: Kerby, Stevenson, Okomoto
Serial Number: Unknown Additional Dives: PV-730
Built/Launched: Unknown
Length: *26
Width: *10
Height: *8
Circumstance of Loss: Intentionally Disposed Crew Personnel/Position: n/a
Reason of Loss: *Redundant Crew Survivals/Fatalities: n/a
Artifact History: Unknown
Artifact Condition: Vehicle is in a deep state of decay. Only one side appears to be intact. A portion of the cockpit guard is present. There are two rollers on the top of the bulkhead for the track treads to run on consistent with the LVT-2. The front track gear wheel has fallen and can be seen on the seabed.
Additional Information: This artifact is very near the stern section of the 3 piece midget submarine and was encountered during both days of surveys on that artifact. It is slightly Northeast of it.