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Monitor (MON)


Beam: 17.5 feet 
Draft: 3.5 feet 
Propulsion: 2 Gray Marine 64HN9 225 hp, 2 shafts 
Speed: 8 kts Range: Crew: 11
Weapons: Mk I Mod 0 MON: 1 40mm L/60 Bofors, 1 .50 AN/M-2HB mg (co-axial), 3 20mm Mk 16 or 2 20mm Mk 16 and 1 40mm Mk 19 grenade launcher, 2 Mk 21 7.62mm mg, 1 81mm Mk 2 Mod 0 mortar.

Photo: Ron McAbee

HISTORY: Link to:  for a complete description of this craft.
(Linked with permission)

DRAWINGS:  The full size versions of these scanned drawings were received with this letter:

Dan, Enclosed are the drawings that I did in the 60's for FMC (Food Machinery Corp, San Jose, CA). We were a team of about 30 Engineers, Designers and Drafters that were given 120 days to turn two LCM hulls into combat ships. Working more than sixty hours a week, we had them in the Bay in 90 days. This in spite of the fact that younger guys were being drafted (for Vietnam) at the rate of 3 or 4 a week and replacements were hard to come by. By necessity, I became a Designer (I came in as a Detail Drafter) and along with another Drafter-turned-Designer, lofted the bow for the Monitor. I went on to design the winch stand and do the below-deck structuring for the 20-mm mounts. It was a fun job and a real experience for a kid just off active duty in the Navy. My final job was to do the General Arrangement Drawings in the package. They've been lying in a drawer for the last thirty-five years and you probably can use them more than I can. BUSHIPS cleared my taking them, so they are legal. Good luck on CCOA and I'll keep an eye on your web site.

Steve Charles
Camano Island, WA

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