Figure 12-4.Landing craft assembly circles.
Assembly circles are located on each bow, beam,
and quarter of the transport, as appropriate. On-call
circles are located astern of the transport. Boats will
only approach when called from the aft circle. Boats
in midships and boats in the forward circle cannot shift
until all boats have cleared the aft circle.
Wave-forming circles are located close to the
bow of the parent vessel to facilitate the assembly
of a wave after loading. The wave-forming circles
provide CIC with the opportunity to better identify and
control the wave.
Landing Craft Rendezvous Area
The rendezvous area is designated for assembling
loaded landing craft by waves prior to dispatching
them along the designated approach lane to the line of