The Marine Park includes landing craft, tugboats, patrol boats, and amphibious craft. Come see the 60 ton BARC amphibious truck or the LCM-6 landing craft that saw service in four wars hauling troops and supplies over beaches all over the world. The Army’s Navy continues to train and operate right here at Fort Eustis, where they continue a proud history of moving cargo from anchored ship to shore in environments where piers/docks did and do not exist. 

The U.S. Army Martine Yard holds the largest land-based collection of Army watercraft in the world.

The LCM-6, located at the U.S. Army Transportation Museum represents the workhouse of the Army watercraft.

The LARC V used to be a common site training off the shores of Fort Story, VA as part of the U.S. Army Transportation Corps.

Army Tug Boats are combat veterans with tugs seeing combat off the beaches of Normandy and on the rivers of Vietnam.

In the Marine Pavilion we have LARC, BARC, river patrol, tug, cut-away marine engines, bollards, propellers, etc. The LARC-V was designed in the 1950s and is still in use today. It can carry 5 tons of materiel. In the retrograde from Viet Nam, many were destroyed but 200 remain in military service. They are primarily used to help move cargo from ships at anchor to shore. The LARC is amphibious. The BARC (Barge, amphibious resupply cargo) could move 60 tons of materiel or 120 personnel. The BARC was steel hulled while the LARC was aluminum hulled. And like the LARC could also assist in moving cargo from anchored ship to shore in environments where piers/docks did not exist. The LCM-6 was used extensively in Viet Nam in riverine operations as either personnel carriers (80 Soldiers) or weapons platforms with flame throwers or 105mm howitzers. All of these await you in our outside pavilion.