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LCMs (landing craft, mechanized) played a number of important roles in World War II. Despite their significance, they have rarely been analyzed in the archaeological record. This thesis presents a model used to help identify and evaluate a shipwreck site (8FR892) in Franklin County, Florida, home to Camp Gordon Johnston, a World War II Amphibious Training Center. The data on which the model is based was useful in assessing site 8FR892 and was successful in demonstrating that 8FR892 is not a LCM. The model considers pre-depositional, depositional, and post-depositional processes that may affect the condition of submerged steel-hulled vessels in a number of environments and therefore has applications to identify submerged LCM sites around the world.
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