Light SEAL Support Craft - LSSC
Light SEAL Support Craft (LSSC)
Displacement: 5 tons
Length: 24 feet
Beam: 9.5 feet
Draft: 1.5 feet
Propulsion: 2 Ford 427 gasoline engines, 350 hp, 2 Jacuzzi water pumps
Crew: 3 + 6 SEALs
Weapons: 2 single 7.62mm mg and 1 .50 BMG.
Note: 16 built by Grafton Boatworks. In service 1968.
Photo: US Navy
HISTORY: Stories from the guys that drove them are at:
|Read Bill Moreo's
personal history with the development of the LSSC here. The LSSC
line drawing provided by Jim Gray.
I have been interested in Vietnam Navy SEAL's
for over 12 years. I am in the process of acquiring a Light Seal Support Craft.
This boat I feel should be included in your organization because of the role it
played with the SEAL teams in Vietnam. I am going to restore this boat to as
orginal condition as my funding will permit me to. I would like to be part of
your organization but, I live in Illinois and I don't have much time that I am
able to take off from my job. I would be more than willing to bring my boat to
BSU and SEAL reunions along with any other riverine reunions that I could make
it to. Also anyone with any info and or photo's of the light would be a lot of
help as this project is going to be a very big project and I welcome any help I
can get. Let me know what you think of my restoration project.
Sincerely Matt Campbell,